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Job posting: Instructor or Senior Instructor in Climate/Sustainability/Ethics

Posted by Faculty of Management on December 20, 2022 in Job Postings

The Faculty of Management and the Department of Leadership and Organizations invite applications for a probationary/continuing appointment at the rank of Instructor or Senior instructor, commencing July 1, 2023. The successful candidate is expected to bring expertise in how modern organizations should respond to the climate crisis and achieve goals in environmental sustainability, rooted in evidence-based and science-based decision-making. Their responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate management courses with strong climate, environment, and ethical decision-making themes; working with colleagues to incorporate these themes into existing courses; and engaging directors and colleagues in building these themes into program curricula, drawing on expertise across from across the University.

Required qualifications, experience and skills:

  • A PhD, DBA, or equivalent terminal degree in a related field. Applicants very close to their thesis defense date may also be considered.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the area of evidence-based responses to climate and sustainability needs in an organizational context;

  • Demonstrated ability to connect issues of ethics and sustainability to employees’ behaviour, industrial relations, leadership, HR strategies, competitiveness, and/or influence on governance and public policy;

  • Evidence of efforts to foster safer spaces for equity-deserving groups;

  • Established record of teaching excellence in relevant courses;

  • Experience with online teaching and pedagogical innovation.

This position requires teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in required courses on ethics and governance in an organizational context.  This position also includes developing academic programming that can strengthen our Faculty’s efforts to provide students with education that helps them build diverse, sustainable organizations that respond to the ongoing climate crisis. This is a teaching-focused position; the teaching load is defined by the Faculty's workload policy. The career-stream instructor (probationary/continuing) position is one in which the successful candidate will undergo performance evaluation and review consistent with the Dalhousie Faculty Association collective agreement (, with the possibility to advance through ranks of instructor/senior instructor/University Teaching Fellow, in a continuing appointment.

The Faculty of Management has a long history of providing a world-class education and hosting innovative research leaders, preparing students to make a lasting impact on the world. A leader in experiential and innovative learning, we’re focussed on being responsive to the world around us and building strong relationships which facilitate social and economic good. We are an inclusive community driven by curiosity, integrity, and discovery. We welcome and celebrate diverse perspectives.  Our research is relevant not just in our core areas, but also stretches across the University to fields like health, psychology, engineering, law, computer science, oceans, and agriculture.  

With more than 2500 students (over one-quarter graduate students) and 80 faculty members, we offer undergraduate programs (Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Management) where students can complete certificates and majors in Leadership and in Managing People and Organizations. Students in the Bachelor of Management can complete a major in Environment, Society, and Sustainability. Graduate programs include direct-entry and mid-career versions of the Master of Information, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Public Administration; and the Master of Science in Business with a concentration in Management). All of our degree programs are externally accredited. We actively participate in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program and the multi-Faculty Master of Digital Innovation.

Dalhousie University is among Canada’s U15 group of leading research-oriented universities. We are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada a city known for its great quality of life. Located in one of Canada’s more temperate areas, Nova Scotia gets warm, sunny summers; long, colorful autumns; and cool, snowy winters. Dalhousie University's climate and sustainability expertise includes internationally-recognized ocean research programs that include multiple Faculties and departments; a department of Earth and Environmental Science; an Environmental Engineering program; a Marine Affairs program; and a School for Resource and Environmental Studies. The successful candidate may opt to be considered for cross-appointment to Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit 
Required materials below:

  • Cover letter

  • Recent CV

  • Teaching Statement (one (1) page, reflective of your teaching philosophy and teaching interests).

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience such as teaching evaluations, letters from colleagues or students, and/or research related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

  • Commitment to diversity and equity statement (upload as “EDIA Statement”) (one (1) page, reflective of your perspectives on broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in pedagogical techniques/instruction and research to meet the needs of diverse constituents)

  • List of references: Names and contact information of three (3) persons. Reference letters are not required at this stage.

Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary. 
Review of applications will begin January 10, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Dana Kabat-Farr, Chair of the Search Committee at:

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