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: ENVS 2500, Field Methods in Environmental Science (Summer 2023)

Environmental Science Teaching Assistants
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Closing Date: March 30, 2023

Position: Teaching Assistants for ENVS 2500: Field Methods in Environmental Science Summer Term 2023. ENVS 2500 is an intensive field course scheduled at 9:00-17:00 from May 1 – 10, 2023. The course is a combination of field and lab instruction with field trips on campus and around Halifax.

Rate of Pay: According to the CUPE Collective Agreement

The course content includes the following topics:  
1) wildlife sampling such as visual and auditory identification of eastern Canadian avian, amphibian, and reptile species
2) soil sampling and composition analysis with a potential for water sampling
3) urban trees, tree diseases, and invasive pests and plants

TA responsibilities:
Managing student groups during field trips
Providing on site instruction and guidance 
Marking assignments, tests, and quizzes
Responding to student queries
TAs will also meet with the course instructor as needed to prepare for course activities. The position requires availability during scheduled field/lab sessions and may include before hours set-up and after-hours clean-up.

Requirements: The Teaching Assistant must be a senior undergraduate or graduate student at Dalhousie University. The following skills are required for the position: 1) effective communication; 2) ability to lead and engage students in field settings; and 3) assessment grading including provision of constructive feedback. Although not required, experience with one or more of the three course topics listed above is a definite asset.
All offers of employment are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by Dalhousie University.

To apply, please email your cover letter and résumé/CV to Caroline.Franklin@dal.ca.  If applicable, please mention relevant experience with any of the above course topics in your cover letter.

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.