Resource and Environmental Studies

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Position Title Part-Time Academic (ENVI 5031)
Posting Number PTAP941P
Department/Unit Resource & Environmental Studies
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities

The sessional instructor will teach Economics for Resource and Environmental Management (ENVI 5031) during the 2021/22 fall term.  The calendar entry is as follows: This course is designed as a one term introduction to economics for graduate students who do not have any or limited undergraduate economics training. However, it is also suitable for students with prior economics training who are interested in exploring the environment-economy relationship further. The course begins with a brief but intense guided tour of economics. We then focus on key topics in environmental economics, including among others: the sustainable economy; theory of market failure, public goods and externalities; environmentalist critiques of economic thinking; environmental and natural resource accounting; economic valuation of the environment; and time in economic/environmental analysis. The final part of the class explores the theory and practice of a new discipline which better integrates environmental and economic analysis; namely the field of “ecological economics”. The course is open to students in other parts of the University who are interested in economy and environment.

The course is scheduled for 3 hours per week to be held on Fridays, 14:35-17:25, September through December 2021. In recent years, this course has attracted 30-40 students drawn from various graduate programs.

Qualifications/Requirements of Position
PhD or equivalent experience in related discipline.
Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information
All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, 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
Term of appointment September-December 2021
Open Date 07/15/2021
Close Date 07/30/2021
Open Until Filled
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