Associate Faculty

School of Communication & Culture
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Closing date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Associate faculty
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Job description: 

Royal Roads University is seeking applications for Associate Faculty in the School of Communication & Culture, Faculty of Social and Applied Science. Associate Faculty are not employees; rather, they hold limited-term contracts to teach individual courses in our programs. 

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.

Courses requiring instruction:

IICS630 – Advanced Research Methods

7/4/2017 – 9/17/2017

Provides students with an advanced introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methodology, strategies, data-gathering techniques, and data analysis. Students are introduced to strategies for reporting, representing, performing, and applying research outcomes. Research strategies and methods covered include but are not limited to participatory action research, ethnography, secondary data analysis and literature review, text and discourse analysis, survey design, interviewing, semiotics, focus groups, narrative methods, critical feminist research, decolonizing methodology, and Foucaldian methods.

Credits: 3.0


Primary Position Qualifications and Outcomes:

  • 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 professsional 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 by January 30, 2017.
  • 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.