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Instructor posting (limited term): School of Health and Human Performance

Posted by School of Health and Human Performance on January 17, 2023 in Job Postings

School of Health and Human Performance (Faculty of Health) and

Faculty of Management

The School of Health and Human Performance (HAHP) in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health and Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management invite applications from qualified candidates for a joint appointment.  The position is a three-year limited term at the Instructor or Senior Instructor rank.

The successful candidate will complement the visions of HAHP and Faculty of Management.  This position will be instrumental in further developing the combined Bachelor of Science (Recreation)/Bachelor of Management dual degree.  A key responsibility of this position will be reviewing curricula across the two degrees as well as proposing new certificate options.  Finally, the incumbent will have the opportunity to offer leadership within the dual degree to enhance it in innovative ways.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students in the dual degree program. The teaching assignments will include teaching a total of 4 or 5 courses across the Bachelor of Science (Recreation) at the senior level in the recreation management program and courses in the Bachelor of Management, with at least two in each of the two degrees. Experience or expertise in the topics of people management, organizational behaviour, leadership, recreation facility management and operation, and/or analysis of recreation delivery would be an asset. The candidate is expected to become an active and engaged member of both the Faculties of Health and Management, and the University and will have the primary appointment in HAHP. The successful candidate should have a PhD in a related field and experience with curriculum development is an asset. 

Dalhousie University is comprised of 6,000 faculty and staff amongst its 13 Faculties. Current enrollment is 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students. As part of Canada’s U15 research-intensive group, Dalhousie University is an influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq in the heart of Halifax (Kjipuktuk) a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia which is a deeply rooted African Nova Scotia community and has an increasingly diverse population that also includes a vibrant workforce of people living with disabilities.

The Faculty of Health’s faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through diverse health programming, collaborative research and strong community partnerships. The Faculty of Health is one of the largest Faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college and one program, more than 200 faculty members, 80 staff members, and approximately 3,000 students. With the most programmatically diverse health faculty in Canada, our students are exposed to a broad range of health topics and learning experiences. The School of Health and Human Performance’s vision is ‘physical and mental wellness for all’. The School offers programs leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, and Recreation Management. The Faculty of Management offers life-changing management education in a diverse and inclusive community that inspires social and economic innovation and responsible action. We are a leader in innovative, experiential learning and conduct research with lasting impact.  Our vision is a world where talented people from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors work together to create social and economic value and we embrace a culture of collaboration and connection.  

Applications must include a cover letter stating qualifications and experience, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching experience and interests, a statement of your perspectives on broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in pedagogical techniques/instruction to meet the needs of diverse constituents with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please submit your complete application package to the PeopleAdmin portal at  Please include the Search # in your cover letter.

For further information regarding this position, contact:

Dr. Laurene Rehman, Director School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health


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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.