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Teaching Assistant postings: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Posted by Earth and Environmental Sciences on March 31, 2022 in Job Postings

Environmental Science Teaching Assistants

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Closing Date: April 13, 2022, or until positions are filled

Position: Teaching Assistants for ENVS 2500: Field Methods in Environmental Science Summer Term 2022 (course occurs May 4 – May 13)

Rate of Pay: According to the CUPE Collective Agreement

Job Description:

ENVS 2500 is a summer term intensive field course scheduled at 9:00-17:00 from May 4 – 13, 2022. The course is a combination of field and lab instruction with students visiting field sites on campus and around Halifax.
The course content includes the following topics:  
1) wildlife sampling including 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

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.