Associate Faculty

School of Humanitarian Studies
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 22:00
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School of Humanitarian Studies
BA Justice Studies Programs
Associate Faculty – Teaching Contract Positions

Job Title:                   Associate Faculty*
Closing Date:          We are accepting applications immediately; this posting will remain active until June 30, 2021, or until the positions are filled
Permanence:          Associate Faculty – Teaching Contract Positions
Posting status:       Active 

*Associate Faculty hold limited-term contracts to teach individual courses in our programs. 

Royal Roads University acknowledges that we learn, work, and live on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) ancestors and families who have lived here for thousands of years. Established by the provincial government in 1995, with a unique mandate to respond to the labour market needs of British Columbia, RRU maintains a focus on high-quality applied and professional programs and applied research.

About our program:  Our BA in Justice Studies is a broad-based, multi-disciplinary program that draws knowledge from academic disciplines including law, criminology, sociology, philosophy, political science, computer science, social work and public administration. The program integrates a rigorous academic regimen with practical justice service skills thereby preparing students for careers in the public sector and non-profit agencies as well as non-government organizations, criminal justice agencies and other agencies dealing with justice-related issues. The program is offered in two formats: a 12-month on campus program and a 2-year blended program, which is largely an online program with two 3-week residencies. For more information, please visit our website at:

The BA in Justice Studies program is currently seeking Associate Faculty (AF) to teach the following courses:

JUST300: Human Service Skills in the Justice Field
Introduces different concepts of justice as viewed through philosophy, law, social work and social science perspectives. These will be developed throughout the Justice Studies Program. Students are introduced to communication, leadership, basic negotiating, mediation, ethical conduct, interview and presentation skills. Students identify and address inter-group conflict and on-the-job life skills, such as introducing workplace health strategies and basic project management. Includes theoretical instruction and practical exercises based on scenarios in the justice field.
Note: Course offered from September 7 to November 21, 2021, and taught on campus here in Victoria, BC.

JUST304: Canadian Constitution
Focuses on the constitutional framework of Canadian society with special emphasis on justice topics, including Canadian federalism, Charter rights, the mechanisms of the Oakes test and the theory and practice of Aboriginal self-government. Explores the impact of the Charter on justice service workers. Includes extensive use of case studies to acquaint students with the concept of balancing interests within the Canadian justice discourse.
Note: Course offered from September 7 to November 21, 2021, and taught on campus here in Victoria, BC.

JUST312: Indigenous Justice Perspectives
Explores Indigenous world views to justice. Encourages dialogue regarding historical impacts of colonial justice on Indigenous peoples within Canada and responses to the recognized problems with dominant approaches to justice. Includes an examination of historical responses and current measures to redress injustices and contemporary advances in Indigenous justice perspectives.
Note: Course offered from September 7 to November 21, 2021, and taught on campus here in Victoria, BC. 

As we want to have a contract in place at least 3-4 months in advance of the course start date, do not delay your submission. For those associate faculty who have never taught in an online environment, we provide free workshops as part of the orientation to teaching at RRU.

Other courses of interest: In addition to these courses listed above, we also ask you to let us know your interest in teaching other BA Justice Studies courses. A list of all our course descriptions can be found here:


Qualifications:The ideal candidate for teaching in our BA Justice Studies program is someone who has experience as a scholar and a practitioner. Qualifications include:

  • knowledge and experience related to the course content
  • a PhD or legal degree in a field related to justice studies is preferred
  • professional experience working in this field related to course content
  • expertise that aligns with the focus of one or more of our undergraduate courses
  • demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate level
  • experience working within an interdisciplinary outcomes-based curriculum
  • experience teaching in web-based distance education programs and face-to-face environments
  • a teaching philosophy that is compatible with RRU’S Learning, Teaching and Research Model, available at:

You 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.

Application submission information: 


  1. In your application, please include all four items: a one-page cover letter, your CV, a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, and a rank-ordered list of courses that you are able to teach.
  2. Type ‘BAJS Instruction 2021’ in the subject heading
  3. Submit all documentation to:

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.