College of Sustainability & Department of History ‑ Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor (Limited Term) - Sustainability and History

The College of Sustainability and Department of History at Dalhousie University invite applications for a 3-year limited term appointment at the Assistant Professor level, effective 1 July 2021, to be split between two Departments.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach 9 credit hours in both the Fall and Winter terms. The candidate will teach SUST 1000.06, “What is Sustainability?” in the Fall terms and teach SUST 1400.03, “Exploring Sustainability” in the Winter terms (one or both online). The 9 credit hours to be taught in History will include a mix of lectures and seminars (face-to-face) that will be determined in consultation with the successful candidate. An ability to teach History courses that contribute to one or more of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science’s interdisciplinary programs will be considered an asset: e.g., in Black and African Diaspora Studies; Canadian Studies; Cinema and Media Studies; Gender and Women’s Studies; Indigenous Studies; International Development Studies; Law, Justice and Society; or the new certificate programs in Heritage Studies and Medical Humanities.

Applicants must have a PhD in hand by 1 July 2021, in a field related to Canadian history, environmental history, or the history of sustainability and development, ideally with some expertise in Indigenous-settler relations in the Canadian context. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness in undergraduate fields related to writing, research, and experiential learning; experience in online education; and, ideally, experience in team teaching and leading community-based research and projects in environmental history, sustainability, and social change. A post-graduate certificate in university teaching and learning is preferred. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. 
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Applications will be accepted until May 28, 2021 and must include the following:
-A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee
-A teaching dossier that addresses teaching effectiveness and philosophy
-A writing sample of not more than 20 pages
-Names and contact details for three referees; reference letters will be solicited after the files are reviewed.

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Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. Information about the Department of History can be obtained at For the College of Sustainability, see


Applications are due May 28, 2021.