Associate Faculty – MA/MSc in Environmental Practice

School of Environment and Sustainability
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Closing date: 
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Associate faculty
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Job description: 

Royal Roads University is seeking expressions of interest for Associate Faculty positions in the School of Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. We are specifically looking for Associate Faculty interested in teaching in the MA/MSc in Environmental Practice programs.  Please note - Associate Faculty are not employees; rather, they hold limited-term contracts to teach individual courses in our programs. 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.

Royal Roads University is located in Victoria, BC.  Its mandate is to offer professional degree programs with a focus on applied research. With a reputation for innovation, Royal Roads University is a leader in online delivery and primarily attracts learners who are working professionals. Our programs are delivered on-line, blended on-line with on campus residency, and face to face.  

Every year the demand for highly skilled environmental professionals grows. Delivered completely online, this MA or MSc graduate degree addresses this need, focusing on the core competencies related to professional certification in Canada. Students finish the program with a work practicum or research paper option. This program is offered through the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education, which is a partnership between RRU and ECO Canada.

To read more about our MA/MSc in Environmental Practice programs, please visit our website at:  

Descriptions of courses in the MA/MSc in Environmental Practice programs can be found here: 

We have an immediate need for an instructor for EECO586 - The Biosphere and Sustainability April 10 – June 18, 2017, and also invite expressions of interest for all other courses in the programs.


The ideal candidate for teaching at RRU is someone who is has experience as a scholar and a practitioner.

Requisite qualifications include:

  • A PhD in a related field is preferred
  • Professional experience in a related field is required with expertise that aligns with the focus of the course(s) to which you are applying
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at the graduate level
  • Experience working within an interdisciplinary outcomes-based curriculum
  • Experience teaching in web-based distance education programs

A teaching philosophy that is compatible with RRU’S Learning and Teaching Model, available at:

Application submission information: 

To apply via email: 

  • In your application, please include a one-page cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy.
  • Clearly indicate courses you are interested in teaching 
  • Put ‘MEP Associate Faculty’ in the Subject Heading of your email.
  • 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.