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Job Opportunity: Faculty of Agriculture Instructor

posted on March 5, 2019
Dalhousie University

The Faculty of Agriculture (FoA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) probationary career stream appointment in Work Integrated Learning (WIL)/Experiential Learning (EL) at the rank of Instructor, commencing May 1, 2019.  The successful candidate will: develop and teach courses, the majority of which are related to internships, work placements and WIL, along with other courses in general academic skills for success, and foundations for academic studies and research, all at the undergraduate and diploma levels; and lead the process of academic program and curriculum renewal and revision. Non-teaching responsibilities of the successful candidate will include overseeing and managing all WIL/EL, internships, and work placement programs of the FoA:

  • Collaborate with faculty members to develop and continuously review appropriate curriculum and learning outcomes for the internship and WIL/EL programs.
  • Lead the FoA in curriculum mapping of diploma and undergraduate courses and programs.
  • Foster relationships and identify work placement opportunities with regional, national and international industry partners.
  • Strengthen FoA students’ skills to compete for work placements and prepare for workplace issues through workshops, events, work-term evaluations, and career counseling.
  • Develop assessment, evaluation, and benchmarking strategies to analyze and improve the performance of WIL/EL education and internship programs.
  • Represent and promote the Faculty within the University and external communities on WIL/EL.
  • Work with partners across the University, to create an implementation plan including market and budget analysis, policies and procedures, and recruitment and marketing strategies.

This position will require travel throughout the Maritime Provinces, as well as on occasion nationally and internationally, and will at times require work outside of regular office hours.

Applicants must have (as a minimum) a master's degree related to the above teaching areas, plus teaching and working experience in WIL/EL and internship programs at the university level. In addition, applicants must have demonstrable knowledge of: Daedalus software used in curriculum mapping; and regional and national agricultural industry and job market.

Applicants should send a cover letter, c.v., and samples or other evidence: i) demonstrating experience with WIL/EL placements and internships for university students; ii) demonstrating competence in curriculum mapping, using a software such as  Daedalus; and iii) teaching general academic skills/studies courses at the university level. The application package must also include  a statement of teaching philosophy,  and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (available at: www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid) to Dr. Emmanuel Yiridoe, Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, P.O. Box 550, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2N 5E3, no later than March 29, 2019.  Electronic applications are preferred, and should be submitted in confidence to emmanuel.yiridoe@dal.ca.

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 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.