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

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

Teaching Assistants ERTH 3001, Earth Sciences Field School (Summer 2024)

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada     B3H 4R2

POSTING DATE:  June 15, 2024
POSITION(S):  Teaching Assistants, ERTH 3001 (TA90 x 2)
DEPARTMENT/LOCATION:  Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
PAY RATE:  According to CUPE Agreement Local 3912

WORK ASSIGNMENT:  Each position is for 90 hours of work.  Duties are varied and will include organizing field gear, tracking student purchases, demonstrating good field practices in the field, marking assignments and notebooks in the evenings, and assisting the course instructors with teaching and safety related duties. Field Schools starts on August 19, 2024 and ends on September 01, 2024.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:  Applicants should be graduate students in the Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University.  Previous experience as a teaching assistant and attendance at a field school are essential requirements. First-aid training is required, and a valid driver license is an asset.

If you are interested in the above positions, please apply in writing (preferably email) by the application deadline to:

Dr. Isabelle Coutand (icoutand@dal.ca)

Your application must include a short CV with a cover letter (max 2 pages all included), which should indicate why you are interested in the position and highlights how your past experience makes you suitable for the job.

All offers of employment 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 qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified 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.