Associate Faculty, School of Humanitarian Studies

Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences
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Closing date: 
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Associate faculty
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Job description: 

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

Royal Roads University, located in Victoria, BC, has a mandate 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.

The School of Humanitarian Studies is seeking applications for Associate Faculty to teach in the BA in Justice Studies programs.  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 BA in Justice Studies program is offered in two delivery formats:  a 12-month on campus program and a 2-year blended program (ie, largely an online program with two 3-week residencies). Some courses are delivered entirely online, and others are classroom-based with an online component. We ask any new associate faculty to take our online instructional and technical skills workshops and provide this training for free once a contract is in place.

To read more about our BA Justice Studies program, please visit our website at:

The course descriptions (titles below) can be found at:

While we are looking for instructors that are able to teach any of the following courses, those courses for which we have the most urgent need have a date following the course title. Ideally we will have a contract in place for these courses at least 3-4 months in advance. Our courses are:

JUST407     Critical Justice Perspectives – June 6-Aug. 21, 2016 (classroom course)

JUST408     Exercises in Ethics and Law – June 6-Aug. 21, 2016 (classroom course)

JUST300     Human Service Skills in the Justice Field – 1) Aug. 26-Sept. 23, 2016 (online course) and, 2) Sept. 6 – Nov. 20, 2016 (classroom course)

JUST301     Canadian Criminal Justice System:  Part 1

JUST302     Logical and Analytical Thinking in the Justice Context

JUST303     History and Philosophy of Law in the Canadian Context until 1867

JUST304     Canadian Constitution

JUST305     Civil and Administrative Law

JUST306     Canadian Criminal Justice System:  Part 2

JUST308     Family and Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

JUST400     Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms:  Theory

JUST401     History and Philosophy of Law in the Canadian Context from 1867

JUST402     Public Policy and Justice

JUST403     Comparative Global Legal Approaches and Philosophies

JUST404     Introduction to International Law and International Organizations

JUST406     Human Resources and Regulatory Environments

JUST409     Applied Research Project

JUST410     Research Methods for Justice Practitioners

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

  • a PhD 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 and Teaching Model, available at:

Application submission information: 

In your application, please include all four items:

  • a one-page cover letter, your curriculum vitae,

  • a rank-ordered list of specific courses that you are qualified to teach,

  • a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy.

 Type ‘BAJS Associate Teaching’ in the subject heading


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. If requested, 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.

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  for further information.