Associate Faculty, Master of Arts in Environment and Management in China

School of Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences
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Closing date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 17:00
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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 Master of Arts in Environment and Management (MEM-TUT) Program that is offered in association with Tianjin University of Technology at three separate locations.

Please note - Associate Faculty are not employees; rather, they hold limited-term contracts to teach individual courses in our programs.

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. 

The Master of Arts in Environment and Management Program (MEM-TUT) is a two year, interdisciplinary face to face program that combines ecosystem science, sustainable development, research methodology, economics and legal aspects of environmental management. The program is designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field.

Associate Faculty travel to China to teach face to face and are housed through arrangements made by Tianjin University of Technology at three different locations; Tianjin, Hefei and Beijing.

Contracts include funding for travel costs.

Descriptions of some of the courses offered in the MEM-TUT program can be found here as many are similar to those in the domestic MEM program:


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 and knowledge of teaching in the Republic of China

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 ‘MEM-TUT 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.