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Marker Posting ‑ College of Sustainability

Posted by College of Sustainability on September 13, 2019 in Job Postings

POSTING DATE: Friday, September 13, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, September 22, 2019

POSITION: Marker for SUST 4125.03/PLAN 4125.03/PLAN 6125.03, Conflict Negotiation & Sustainability/Negotiation & Conflict Management. FALL TERM 2019.

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: College of Sustainability, 1401 Mona Campbell

PAY RATE: $16.61/hour as per CUPE Collective Agreement

WORK ASSIGNMENT: The Marker will grade, and provide feedback to students, on pre and post position papers for the undergraduate component of the course (graduate level work will be graded by the course instructor). The Marker is expected to read all of the readings. The Marker is also expected to assist students who request help with the position papers. Payment is hourly as per CUPE Collective Agreement, but it is anticipated that this position will take between 45 - 60 hours.

The course will cover an assortment of topics dealing with local and global conflict negotiation – each negotiation will be conducted through a simulated exercise with several weeks of background lectures and reading used as preparation. Negotiations are team based and cover areas such as resource conflict, local urban planning, and political/economic development. Some familiarity with these topics and approaches is preferred, as the pre and post position papers being graded will be framed in this context.

A mandatory training session will be held at the start of the contract. The Marker will be required to provide updates to the course instructor as to their progress on grading throughout the semester.

It is essential that the Marker work collaboratively with the course instructors. Markers report directly to the Program Manager in the College of Sustainability.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Applicants must be Dalhousie students or graduates. Applicants must have experience and a background in a field related to Environment, Sustainability and Society and must be proficient at writing in English. Experience with teaching and marking is an asset. Applicants must be available for the lecture times as described above, and must confirm this in their application. Successful applicants will be required to submit a form signed by their graduate studies supervisor (if applicable) acknowledging the Marker position.


APPLICATION DEADLINE. Applications must include a cover letter and a résumé with contact information for two references. Applications should be sent by email to:

Sherry Elliott

Manager of Finance and Administration

College of Sustainability, Dalhousie University


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. For more information, please visit