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Teaching Assistant postings: Environmental Science program

Posted by Environmental Science program on November 29, 2022 in Job Postings

Application Deadline: December 7, 2022  

Rate of Pay: 3 TAs at 90 hours as per CUPE Collective Agreement  

Job Description: The Teaching Assistants (TAs) will be responsible for assisting the Primary Instructor with ENVS/SUST 3502 Environmental Problem Solving II, Campus as a Living Laboratory. In this course, students form groups and identify campus focused sustainability-related research topics to complete during the term, culminating in a final research report and presentation. Primary duties of the TAs include attending weekly tutorials, meeting with assigned student groups to support research project development and completion, marking student assessments, and meeting regularly with the instructional team to align grading and discuss student progress. 

Qualifications/Experience: Successful applicants should be a graduate or professional student at Dalhousie University and possess a background in environmental science, environmental studies, and/or sustainability. Senior undergraduate students may be considered. The TAs must be reliable, energetic, and committed to supporting student research projects centered around campus sustainability. A scholarly background with quantitative and/or qualitative methods and independent research experience is necessary. Class attendance on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 16:05 – 17:25 during the Winter 2023 term (Jan-April) is required as well as availability for meetings with the instructional team.    

To apply, please email your cover letter and current résumé/CV to Dr. Caroline Franklin ( 

All offers of employment are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the class and approval by the University. 

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.