Employment Opportunities

Are you a student looking for part-time or full-time employment, or a recent graduate? Visit this page regularly to view job openings and volunteer opportunities, also check the sites linked below. Learn more about employment opportunities on the Dalhousie Careers website.

Departmental Positions

Teaching Assistant, Maker/Demonstrator and Instructor Postings ‑ Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences:

Teaching Assistants: ENVS 3001.03, Environmental Science Field School (Summer Session)

Teaching Assistant Posting -- Summer Session

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  B3H 4R2

POSTING DATE: June 15, 2022
POSITION: Teaching Assistant, ENVS 3001.03, Environmental Science Field School  DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Environmental Science, Faculty of Science
PAY RATE: Stipend for 90 hrs, according to the CUPE collective agreement

WORK ASSIGNMENT:  One TA position is available to assist the instructor with the summer class ENVS 3001.03, Environmental Science Field School, in the field and classroom. Duties will include assisting in preparation of class materials and exercises, obtaining, and preparing field gear and supplies, assisting in teaching duties in the field, providing logistical support for overnight trips, driving a mini-van to field sites, and assisting with marking. This third-year, 3 credit-hour Environmental Science class will provide students with hands-on experience in the subject of field methodology across the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Science including forestry, monitoring species at risk, freshwater systems, and navigation with compass and GPS, writing field notes.  The class will run August 22, 2022, to September 2, 2022, all day, every day with one day off. The TA will also be available to assist the instructor with preparatory work on August 18-19 and post-class administration on September 5-6, if necessary.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Research, teaching or relevant class work experience in environmental science or a natural science discipline. Schedule must be free every day (must have no other commitments) from August 20-31, including weekends and some overnight trips. Must have up-to-date certification in Standard First Aid and CPR, and a valid Nova Scotia driver’s license.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume by email to:

Dr. Susan Gass: susan.gass@dal.ca

If you have further questions about the positions, please email Susan.

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Bissett Student Success Centre

Bissett Student Success Centre is here to assist you in finding jobs and developing your career. They provide drop-in peer advising for all of your career needs, whether it be, resume development, interviewing, networking or anything else career related. They also provide online services and resources, and have many ways to help you develop your skills and career potential.


myCareer is a tool for Dalhousie students to find jobs/volunteering positions by organizations looking to hire Dal Students. MyCareer also gives you the opportunity to register for workshops, career fairs, and recruitment events.

CEN launches eco jobs, events and volunteering web service

The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) is excited to announce the launch of three new services, in partnership with Planetfriendly and GoodWork

*     Eco Events Calendar
*     Eco Jobs Board
*     Eco Volunteer Opportunities

Along with news and information from the environmental NGO sector, the RCEN website now features these dynamic, user-driven resources to help connect Canadians of all backgrounds with rewarding opportunities.

Getting Involved Just Got Easier
*     Find the most relevant, up-to-date environmental events and opportunities;
*     Post your events and opportunities where they'll be seen by Canada's environmental community, non-profit groups and green businesses of all sizes.

To post an event or opportunity, just use the submission form. RCEN member organisations receive a 10% discount when posting job opportunities.

An invitation from GoodWork

GoodWork is Canada's gateway to employment and involvement in environment, conservation and sustainability. This is your invitation to be a part of Canada's growing eco-community — or to tap into the diversity of skills and experience the community has to offer.

Individuals: View employment, internship and volunteer listings from across Canada, or subscribe to our national or regional lists by visiting the Good Works Canada website.

Organizations & green initiatives: Through GoodWork you can reach 5,000 green-minded Canadians from all walks of life. Posting with GoodWork also increases awareness of your organization and its work -- and can bring
in new members, participants and collaborators.

To learn more, see Good Work Canada or contact us for more information.

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Don't miss your opportunity to gain valuable work experience with a number  of federal organizations.

FSWEP is the primary vehicle through which federal organizations recruit students. This program, established in 1990, provides some 9,000 students a year with temporary jobs in different federal organizations.

The prime objective of FSWEP is to provide full-time students with work experience related to their Field of Study and to provide them with learning opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

No positions at this time.