Limited Term Appointment Instructor

The School of Planning at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking a full-time instructor in a 1.5-year, limited term appointment from August 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020. The instructor will possess the education and experience to teach broadly and supervise students in both the undergraduate community design and graduate planning programs. The instructor is expected to teach up to six courses a year. Teaching assignments will emphasize planning and community design curricula in environmental planning (e.g. site planning), studios (e.g. urban design, planning), and community development (e.g. land economics). The instructor will also assist graduate and undergraduate students in their senior independent projects (graduate) and honours theses (undergraduate). The instructor may assist the School of Planning with the annual conference and scheduling end of term presentation events. The instructor will serve on short-term committees in the School of Planning, as needed and as appropriate for the time frame of the appointment.

A candidate should hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in planning. A Ph.D. is desired. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of successful teaching at a university level related to the duties to be assigned. Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is desired; full membership would be considered an asset. Practicing planners with a post-graduate degree will also be considered for this position. 

All qualified applicants 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 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. 

Candidates should provide a statement of their teaching interests, examples of course outlines, teaching evaluations, examples of published work, a CV, and a list of three referees with full contact information. Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, available at Please combine all the above documents into a single PDF file.  

The last day to apply will be June 28, 2019 at which time we will begin reviewing all completed applications.  We anticipate a start date of August 1, 2019 for this position.  


Please send your completed application package to Ken Rice, Academic Staff Manager at ken.rice@dal.caor mail your package to:

Dalhousie University – Faculty of Architecture and Planning

5410 Spring Garden Road, PO Box 15000

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2


Attention: Ken Rice