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Talent Pathways - Candidate Roster for Temporary Opportunities

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Talent Pathways - Candidate Roster for Temporary Opportunities
Department/Unit Human Resources
Location Halifax / Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S05-21
Employee Group None
Position Type Temporary
Duration of Contract (if applicable) Short-Term
Employment Type
Full-time Equivalency (FTE)
Salary Commensurate on skills, experience and nature of position
Provisional Statement
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie is a leading innovative, research-intensive university, inspiring our diverse scholarly community to serve Nova Scotia, our region, our nation, and the world. We make a lasting impact by blending transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.
Dalhousie brings together the brightest minds from diverse perspectives to drive the region’s intellectual, social, and economic development. We are committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive space for everyone who works or studies at the university.
Job Summary
Dalhousie’s Talent Pathways temporary staffing program connects skilled and talented individuals with short-term hybrid and in-person job opportunities in Faculties and Administrative Units across our East Coast campuses in Halifax, Truro, and Saint John, NB.

Talent Pathways supports Dalhousie’s strategic plans on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility by reducing barriers to employment for folks who self-identify as equity-deserving. Dalhousie defines equity-deserving groups as Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, and persons belonging to the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  If you are a member of one of these equity-deserving groups, you must self-identify during the application process to be considered. For more information, please visit

A temporary placement is a “foot in the door” to gain valuable experience in a unionized academic environment which increases the chances of finding an on-going position at Dal.

Please register by clicking the Apply button and completing the screens that follow. Please include a cover letter in your application that outlines the type of work you are interested in doing at Dalhousie and how your skills and experience have prepared you for this type of work.
Key Responsibilities
Roles filled through Talent Pathways include, but not limited to:

• Office Administration/Clerical
• Campus Security
• Communications
• Customer Service
• Financial Administration
• Human Resources
• Information Technology Services

Talent Pathways opportunities are typically full-time positions that fall within standard business hours (8:30 – 4:30, Monday – Friday) and last 3 -6 months on average.

For more information about Talent Pathways and frequently asked questions, please visit or email
Required Qualifications
Please note that the program cannot currently support faculty or student employment opportunities.

Students, please visit to view student opportunities.

Faculty, please visit the faculty section of
Job Competencies
Candidates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core competencies (, in particular:

• Integrity
• Respect and Inclusion
• Adaptability
• Knowledge and Thinking Skills
• Communication
Additional Information
An application to Talent Pathways is separate and independent of other Dalhousie job postings.
We encourage you to view other opportunities at and apply to postings of interest. Your application will be considered by the relevant search committee.
Application Consideration
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, applying to Talent Pathways does not guarantee a placement within Dalhousie University. Your application will be reviewed by the Talent Pathways Advisor who will contact you to set up a meeting should your application meet the qualifications for the program. Job opportunities that match your skills and qualifications will then be shared when available. Employment opportunities are sporadic and subject to operational needs.
Diversity Statement
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, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the field of work you have the most experience in. Your resume will be assessed for experience in additional fields and transferable skills for other potential roles.
    • Administrative/Clerical
    • Communications/Marketing
    • Data Entry
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • IT
    • Team Management
    • Project Management
    • Reception
    • Retail
    • Security
    • Skilled Trades - plumber, carpenter, electrician etc.
    • Research
  2. * Are you currently employed?
    • No
    • Yes, part-time
    • Yes, full-time
    • Yes, but my contract ends soon
  3. * When are you available to start? Please note Talent Pathways is unable to accommodate relocation from outside of Nova Scotia due to the temporary, and often urgent nature of Talent Pathways positions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Dalhousie University operates Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm (with some exceptions), are you available to work:
    • Part-Time hours (less than 32.5 hours per week)
    • Full-time hours (up to 35 hours per week)
    • I am open to part-time or full-time hours
  5. * Have you previously worked in an academic environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you currently a student?
    • No
    • Yes, part-time
    • Yes, full-time
  7. * Remote opportunities are not available through Talent Pathways. Please select the working environment you prefer or are comfortable with.
    • Hybrid
    • in-person

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter