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Limited Term Instructor – Landscape Architecture- 10 months 50% position

Type of position: Limited Term
Department/Unit: Plant, Food and Envir Sciences
Location: Truro

About the opportunity

Dalhousie University invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Instructor in Landscape Architecture within the Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture. The position is a 10-month, part-time, limited term appointment (50% FTE) at the rank of instructor from August 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. The successful candidate will fulfill Teaching (60%) and Service (40%) responsibilities.

Dalhousie University Community

The Landscape Architecture program is based on Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus located in Truro, Nova Scotia. The Faculty of Agriculture ( offers technical, undergraduate, and graduate (MSc, PhD) programs in agriculture, aquaculture, environment, landscape horticulture and landscape architecture, and related life and social science disciplines. It is home to approximately 1,000 students and 50+ professors, including current and past Canada Research Chairs. Dalhousie University is the largest university in the Maritime region of Canada and a member of Canada’s U15 research-intensive university group. It is comprised of 13 faculties with a current enrolment of more than 18,500 students, including 3,500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries.

The Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences is home to a vibrant team of scientists and instructors focused on four priority areas: plant and horticultural sciences, food science, environmental sciences and agroecology, and landscape architecture (

The Agricultural Campus is home to about 1,000 students, 75 faculty and a working campus farm located in a thriving town of 22,000 people in central Nova Scotia, one hour from Halifax. Dalhousie University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and a member of Canada’s U15 research-intensive university group. It is comprised of 13 faculties with a current enrollment exceeding 20,000 students from 115 countries, including 3,500 in graduate programs.

Landscape Architecture at Dalhousie

The Landscape Architecture program (Bachelor of Technology in Landscape Architecture; BTLA) was established in 2015, along with an international articulated LA program with the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) in China. Dalhousie faculty provide instruction to more than 240 undergraduate students in these programs, which bring international students to campus and permit faculty exchanges. Program accreditation by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects is being actively pursued. The program benefits from strong ties to the landscape architecture profession and the landscape trades.

About the Position

The successful candidate will undertake teaching and service related to the landscape architecture program and promote continuous improvement in teaching and learning at Dalhousie. They will instruct undergraduate students in the domestic landscape architecture program and students at FAFU (online). This teaching assignment addresses short-term program needs. The instructor may assist with student advising. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the landscape architecture program and marketing and outreach efforts. The candidate is expected to be an active, engaged member of the Department, the Faculty, the University, professional and industry organizations.

The Successful Applicant Will:

  •  Have a degree in landscape architecture.
  •  Be willing and able to teach the courses set out in the job description.
  •  Demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality, undergraduate instruction.
  •  Be a clear and stimulating communicator in English who can inspire students of all levels, support Faculty initiatives, and participate in growing the reputation of the program, Faculty, and the University.
  •  Have strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by collegiality, a record of successful collaboration, and experience.
  •  Be a team-player and team-builder who can form productive relationships with allied academics, the profession, the industry, and others regionally and nationally.
  •  Have or be eligible for membership in the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects or the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.

Other Desirable Assets Include:

  •  Professional, teaching or research expertise in:
    1) The history of landscape architecture.
    2) Large scale planning and design encompassing social and environmental issues.
  •  Experience in teaching students and studios in-person, online and in blended formats.
  •  Experience in the professional practice of landscape architecture.

To Apply

Applications for this position must be made using Dalhousie’s employment website:
Please submit:

  •  Cover letter summarizing qualifications and experience related to this position (maximum of 2 pages).
  •  Curriculum vitae
  •  Short statement on teaching interests, experience, and philosophy
  •  Names, addresses and emails of three referees (applicants will be notified before referees are contacted).

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

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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.

For further information regarding this position, or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please contact the Chair of the selection committee:

Dr. Richard leBrasseur
Chair of Appointment Committee – Landscape Architecture
Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/06/2022
Close Date 07/22/2022