Faculty, Doctor of Social Sciences Program

College of Interdisciplinary Studies
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Closing date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Full or part time: 
Five-year initial term
Competition status: 
Job description: 

Royal Roads University is seeking applications for a full-time faculty member in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies.  The successful candidate will join the Doctor of Social Sciences program and bring applied and theoretical expertise in quantitative social science methods to the program.  The successful candidate may also teach social science methods courses in other university programs.

The Doctor of Social Sciences program is the first degree of its kind in North America.  It approaches the study of complex problems within an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary framework.  The program design brings the research intensity of a traditional doctorate to an applied, professional focus. It responds to the growing demand nationally and internationally for scholar-practitioners who can provide intellectual leadership in the workplace and help build sustainable organizations, communities, and societies in an age of global interdependence.

The doctoral program immerses students in two years of coursework, consisting of on-campus residencies and online courses, followed by typically two years of individual work on the dissertation.  The program currently admits about 12 students each in two intakes per year.  The program received highly positive evaluations during its first five-year external review in 2015.

Candidates should have a strong applied interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary focus in their own work and fit well into a faculty and student body of scholar-practitioners.  Royal Roads University is committed to providing a student-focused environment and places great value on interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Doctor of Social Sciences program and its structure prior to applying by reviewing http://cis.royalroads.ca/.

  • Doctorate in social science field(s) of inquiry thematically relevant to Royal Roads University
  • Primary expertise in applied quantitative research methods
  • Active scholarly record, including peer-reviewed publications, within last 5 years
  • Experience in designing and teaching quantitative methods courses
  • Experience in supervising graduate students
  • Experience in designing and teaching online courses
  • Philosophically supportive of interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary work focused on the social sciences
  • Experience in teaching students who are working professionals/practitioners (preferred)
  • Applied research experience as a social science practitioner (preferred)
Application submission information: 

In addition to a collegial learning community, RRU offers a comprehensive compensation package, with a starting salary and academic rank based on qualifications and experience. This is an initial five-year appointment with the possibility of conversion into a continuing appointment, subject to performance and program needs.

The competition will begin on January 31, 2017 and the review of materials received will commence on February 28, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.  The anticipated start date is October 1, 2017.

To apply please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy (preferably in one document and PDF format) to:

rru-career-opportunities@royalroads.ca with a subject line of:

17-005-F0052 – Last name, First name


Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570  Tel:  (250) 391-2511

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.  Three letters of reference will be required from those candidates invited to interview for the position.  If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word, Adobe PDF, or text format.

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.