Department: Faculty of Social and Applied SciencesReference number: 15-074Closing date: Friday, March 4, 2016 - 17:00Employment status: TemporaryFull or part time: Full-timeCompetition status: Completed Job description: Royal Roads University is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to contribute to the program of the Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Research Effectiveness. The CRC program aims toDevelop an international network of collaborators with a focus on impact and effectiveness in sustainability researchDevelop and test evaluation approaches and methods for transdisciplinary research, building on emerging ideas and theoretical and practical experiences in related fieldsAnalyse and evaluate selected livelihoods, community resilience and sustainability research projects/programsRecommend improved approaches and methods for transdisciplinary research evaluation and impact assessment As the Post-Doctoral Researcher working with Dr. Brian Belcher, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Sustainability Research Effectiveness, you will focus on assessing the effectiveness and the impact of research, especially research that aims to improve livelihoods, community resilience, and environmental sustainability. You will contribute to the development of theory and methods for conceptualizing and evaluating problem-oriented and trans-disciplinary research and to individual case studies and comparative analyses. The CRC has an ongoing international portfolio of research activities and there will be scope for you to develop and lead new projects as part of the larger program. Qualifications: To be considered, candidates will possess:Doctorate in a relevant area of social scienceSignificant research experience and demonstrated interest and expertise in: evaluation, especially research evaluation; knowledge translation; social impact assessment; natural resources management; and/or international developmentExcellent writing skillsHigh-level critical thinking and analytical skillsGood publications recordSuccessful grant writing experienceInternational experience, foreign language skills, and willingness to travel are also desirable Application submission information: For questions please contact Dr. Belcher on Brian.Belcher@RoyalRoads.caThis is a temporary, full time position for two years. The hourly rate is $27.56 - $34.84 per hour. The University is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of vacation.To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of:15-074 – Last name, First nameOr mail to:Human Resources - Career OpportunitiesRoyal Roads University2005 Sooke RoadVictoria, BC V9B 5Y2Fax: (250) 391-2570 Tel: (250) 391-2511(250) 391-2511The competition began on February 22, 2016 and will close on March 4, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found. While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. 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.If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe pdf. format.