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Faculty, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences

Closing Date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013 - 5pm
Full Time
Posting status: 

This is a new position

Assistant/Associate Professor
Doctor of Social Sciences

Royal Roads University is seeking applications for a full-time faculty member in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. You will teach and supervise students in the Doctor of Social Sciences program. This distinctive doctoral program, the first of its kind in Canada, is oriented to applied, transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary social science research. Launched in 2010, the program is now in its third year and growing steadily.

Our program is increasingly attracting Aboriginal/Indigenous applicants or students who are working in Indigenous environments.  Therefore, you will ideally have academic expertise in First Nations, Métis, Inuit, or Non-Status Aboriginal scholarship and will lead the development of a strong Indigenous focus in the doctoral program. Such areas of scholarship might include Indigenous epistemologies, governance, children and youth, and globalization.

You should have a strong inter- or transdisciplinary focus in your own work and be able to teach social science methods and theory courses. Your area of scholarship should relate to one of the areas of expertise in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences: communication and culture, education, leadership, peace and conflict management, or environment and sustainability. You should be comfortable working in teams with other faculty and enjoy aspects of academic administration such as student advising, curriculum development, or recruitment.

You should fit well into a faculty and student body of scholar-practitioners.  Royal Roads University is committed to providing a student-focused, team-oriented environment and places great value on interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.  Due to the unique delivery format of this doctoral program, applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the program structure prior to applying. For more information about the doctoral program, please see

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Doctorate in social science discipline 
  • Assistant or Associate Professor at a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Active scholarly record, including peer-reviewed publications within last 5 years
  • Experience teaching and designing graduate level courses in the social sciences
  • Experience as the principal supervisor of graduate students
  • Experience in designing and teaching online courses 
  • Experience working with professional students
  • Experience working in culturally diverse environments
  • Philosophically supportive of interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary work 
  • Solid knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative social science research methods

In addition to a collegial learning community, RRU offers a comprehensive compensation package to full-time faculty, with a salary based on rank, qualifications and experience. 

The competition will begin on November 7, 2012 and the review of materials received will commence on February 1, 2013, however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found. 

To apply please forward your cover letter describing how your experience matches our requirements, curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format), a  statement of your teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness to:

Competition #12-092
Or mail to:
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, B.C.   V9B 5Y2
Fax: (250) 391-2570 Tel: (250) 391-2511

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. Three letters of reference will be required from those candidates invited to interview for the position. If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word, Adobe, or text format. 

RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  Preference is given to Canadian citizens and applicants with Landed Immigrant status. 



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