Design Instructor, Engineering

Dalhousie University

The Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a career stream faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor. The successful candidate will play an integral part in the teaching of undergraduate courses, with a focus on design-based and mechanics courses, in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Engineering degree program. It is expected that the successful candidate will be the primary instructor on one faculty-wide course, a co-instructor on a faculty-wide course, and primary instructor on one summer course per academic year.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, teaching. The candidate will be expected to develop curriculum and innovative teaching methods for their assigned courses and serve as the Year 1 Program Coordinator which will include student advising.

The successful candidate will also have 3 to 5 years of demonstrated experience in program development, organization, and management of hands-on and innovative learning environments. Professional experience in engineering design will be an asset.

The candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Preferred) in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or equivalent. Candidates must be eligible and committed to be a registered professional engineer in Nova Scotia.

It is anticipated that the position will begin on Jul 1st, 2024. Applications are to be submitted online by clicking

Complete applications will include a cover letter, a CV, Teaching Statement, and the contact information for three professional referees.

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 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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