Royal Roads University (RRU) invites your interest in a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor within our Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. The successful candidate will lead the Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies programs, including program administration, instruction, and applied research.

The Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences focuses on academic programming in the areas of communication and culture, education and technology, environment and sustainability, humanitarian studies, and leadership studies. Students combine courses from these areas into interdisciplinary programs.

Candidates should have a strong inter- or transdisciplinary focus in their own work and be able to teach social scientific methods and theory courses. Knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative social science methods is required.

Faculty candidates should fit well into a faculty and student body of scholar-practitioners. Royal Roads University is committed to providing a student-focused, team-oriented environment and places great value on interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

Both degree programs focus on a student’s unique career and educational goals by designing individualized programs of study. Students complete these programs either entirely online or in a combination of online and on-campus (residency) courses. Program administration requires individual student advising, in person, by phone, and online, as well as effective liaising with other university units and participation in marketing and recruitment activities.

Due to the unique delivery format, applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the program structure prior to applying by reviewing


Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Doctorate in social science field(s) of inquiry thematically relevant to Royal Roads University’s Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. Focus on interdisciplinary work preferred.
  • Active scholarly record, including peer-reviewed publications, within last 5 years
  • Experience teaching and/or supervising graduate students at the master’s level
  • Experience in designing and teaching online courses
  • Philosophically supportive of interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and crossdisciplinary work focused on the social sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to teach qualitative and quantitative social scientific research methods
  • Applied research background
  • Experience working with working professional students (preferred)


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.

Review of applications will commence on April 2, 2015. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2015.

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to:

Competition #15-016
or 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, or text format.

RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. Preference is given to Canadian citizens and applicants with Landed Immigrant status.