Associate Faculty – BA Professional Communication

School of Communication and Culture, Faculty of Social and Applied Science
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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 17:00
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Associate faculty
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Royal Roads University is seeking applications for Associate Faculty in the School of Communication & Culture, Faculty of Social and Applied Science. 

The School of Communication and Culture aims to develop communications professionals who are critical thinkers, creative makers, and global citizens; we believe in the value of integrating theory with practical application. We are confident that our students will emerge from their programs with new tools with which they can reflect upon, analyze, and contribute insightfully to their social and professional communities.

Associate faculty members play a key role in the delivery of the school’s programs. All Associate Faculty positions are limited-term, contract positions. Royal Roads University provides free instructional and moodle skills training through our Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Course dates: 4/3/2017 to 6/18/2017 and 7/4/17 to 9/17/17 (on-campus)

Courses requiring instruction:

COMM470: Advertising and Public Relations

Explores some of the applications of good communication practice in advertising, marketing, and public relations. Reviews the importance of effective communication strategies in successful business ventures, and introduces the new field of e-commerce. Students are encouraged to put their knowledge to work through case studies and simulations. Credits: 3.0

COMM445: Crisis Communication Management

Introduces and examines the strategic, theoretical and practical underpinning for global issues and crisis communication management within the public and private sectors, focusing on issues, risk and crisis communication in a contemporary organizational context. Credits: 3.0

  • An MA or PhD in a field related to Communication and Culture
  • Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level employing adult and experiential learning principles (please supply teaching evaluations)
  • Professional experience working in relevant professional communication contexts – a “scholar/practitioner”
  • Literacy in online and communication technologies as well as media production
  • Experience working within an interdisciplinary, outcomes-based curriculum
  • Experience teaching in web-based, distance education programs and face-to-face environments
  • Ability to work collegially as a team member within a program team
  • Philosophically aligned with RRU’S Learning and Teaching Model, available at:
Application submission information: 

To apply via email: 

  • Please include a one-page cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations in your application
  • Submit all documentation to: 

Please note:  While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates chosen for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to provide the names and contact information for three referees, and to arrange for the forwarding of degree transcripts directly from the granting institutions if requested.