Department: College of Interdisciplinary StudiesReference number: AFClosing date: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 17:00Employment status: Associate facultyFull or part time: Part-timeCompetition status: Completed Job description: Royal Roads University is seeking applications from eligible candidates for an Associate Faculty contract position to develop and teach an online course – INDS 505: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Across Disciplines- in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. As independent contractors, Associate Faculty members are not RRU employees. Rather, they hold short-term contracts to develop and/or teach individual courses in our programs.The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies admits approximately 80 students annually, who undertake an interdisciplinary suite of courses from a wide variety of Royal Roads University programs.The program currently has 2 required courses:INDS 500: Theory in Interdisciplinary StudiesINDS 510 Social Science Research MethodsThese courses offer students a broad foundation in social science theory and research methods at a post-graduate level.To complement this, the successful applicant will help to develop a new elective:INDS 505: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Across DisciplinesThis new course is intended to introduce students to the practice of critically reading academic articles, formulating a logical academic argument, and effective academic writing.The RRU Learning and Teaching Model guides course development and pedagogical approaches, and the College of Interdisciplinary Studies strives to develop students competencies in the areas of:CommunicationCritical thinkingGlobal Perspectives and citizenshipWorking with othersWorking with multiple bodies of knowledgeWe have an immediate need for a course designer and instructor for our 8-week INDS 505 : Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Across Disciplines course, which runs from June 19 – Aug 20, 2017.Expectations for new instructors/course developersAll new RRU instructors are expected to participate in the “Orientation to Teaching and Course Design” Moodle site as well as the professional development opportunities regularly offered through RRU’s Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET), including such courses as “Facilitating Online Learning,” “Moodle Skills Workshop,” “Instructional Skills Workshop,” and “Blackboard Collaborate Training.” More information is available here: http://ctet.royalroads.ca/workshops-and-events Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess:A minimum of a Master’s degree in English, writing, fine arts (creative writing) rhetoric, composition, literature or a related fieldDemonstrated teaching excellence in writing instruction at the graduate levelExperience in designing and delivering online graduate coursesAbility to develop and teach an interdisciplinary, learning outcomes-based curriculumExperience in tutoring or coaching adult learners in academic writingDemonstrated ability to work collegially as a team memberCommitment to student-centred, learning-oriented teachingA teaching philosophy that is compatible with RRU’S Learning and Teaching Model, available at: http://www.royalroads.ca/about/learning-and-teaching-model Application submission information: To apply via email: In your application, please include a one-page cover letter and your CV.Put “INDS 505 : Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Across Disciplines” in the Subject HeadingSubmit all documentation to: RRU-CIS-Admin@RoyalRoads.caClosing date September 12, 2016 Please note: Although Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates chosen for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will 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.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. We welcome you to visit us on-line at www.royalroads.ca for further information.