Associate Faculty in Writing and Argumentation, Master of Global Management

Faculty of Management
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Closing date: 
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Associate faculty
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Job description: 

Royal Roads University is seeking applications for Associate Faculty to teach in the Master of Global Management (MGM) program for the School of Business. Associate Faculty are not employees; rather, they hold limited-term contracts to teach individual courses in our programs.

The MGM is an international business management degree designed for professionals who want to perform with intelligence and savvy in the global workplace. To read more about the MGM, please visit our website at:

We have an immediate need for our MGMT542 Argument and Communication for International Business course, which runs from September 9, 2016 – October 28, 2016. The instructional portion of the course ends October 21st with any final projects due week of October 24 - 28, 2016.

The course is designed as follows:

  • September 6-18 (2 weeks): Online instruction, delivered before students arrive on campus for the MGM program
  • September 19-October 2 (2 weeks): 17.5 hours of instruction; students acquire foundational skills before first-quarter coursework begins
  • October 3-October 21 (3 weeks): 3.5 hours per week for three weeks; first-quarter courses have begun and MGMT542 is scaffolding students’ entry into their MGM courses

The calendar description for this course is: 


Develops skills in argument construction and communication that students will use throughout the MGM program. This course focuses on extracting core concepts from class readings, applying course concepts for the purpose of analysis, supporting claims with appropriate evidence, using researched sources with integrity, and communicating effectively in writing.

Because this course sets the foundation for the MGM program, its instructor will be expected to familiarize him or herself with the expectations of other courses. Teaching this class will involve collaborating with other faculty. For example, this class might support students in writing papers for other classes. Descriptions of all MGM classes are available here: .

Also, as a writing-intensive, skill-building course, MGMT542 involves multiple assignments and has a heavy grading load. 


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

Requisite qualifications include:

  • Experience teaching writing, composition, or critical thinking; proven ability to provide feedback on both sentence-level, grammatical issues and substantive, argumentation issues. 
  • Relevant graduate degree (Masters or PhD level) 
  • Experience teaching international students and/or working internationally
  • Professional writing experience
  • Expertise that aligns with the focus of one or more of the MGM graduate courses
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty colleagues
  • A teaching philosophy that is compatible with RRU’s Learning and Teaching Model available at

In order to be ready for the September 6 start date of the class, the successful candidate will begin preparatory work in July

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.

Please put ‘MGM Associate Faculty 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. 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.