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Teaching Assistant posting: Environmental Science Field School (Summer Session)

Posted by Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences on July 15, 2022 in Job Postings

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

POSTING DATE: July 14, 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: 

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 Indigenous 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.