Royal Roads University is located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. With a reputation for innovation, RRU is a leader in the delivery of blended learning programs, which combine intensive residency experiences with online course work.

Royal Roads University (RRU) is seeking applications for a full-time Faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Master of Arts in Justice Studies (MAJS) program, School of Humanitarian Studies, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. This program is subject to final approval by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education.

The Master of Arts in Justice Studies program is a two-year graduate program that stresses the importance of a collaborative and problem focused approach to justice. Recognizing the multi-problematic aspects of complex social issues, a transdisciplinary approach is emphasized for understanding the complexity of problems and developing effective solutions often missed under more traditional approaches to justice.

The program will admit up to 40 new students each year starting in January 2018. Typical Justice Studies students are working professionals in the justice sector and/or have roles as managers, negotiators, facilitators, or consultants, or have completed an undergraduate program related to justice studies and seek to further their professional education. The diversity of student backgrounds and richness of their life experiences contributes to the learning environment. Further program details can be found at:

As the successful applicant, you will be a scholar-practitioner whose expertise is in the area of social and applied sciences, and who has experience working with organizations in the Canadian context. As a Faculty member at RRU your workload will include teaching, research and service. You will have a teaching philosophy that is aligned with the values and practices of our university. You will have experience with a range of different academic administration functions and a demonstrated track record of successful collaboration with internal and external partners in the development and delivery of academic programs.

To be considered, candidates will possess:

  • A doctorate in a field related to justice studies and/or a related field in the social and applied sciences (ABD will be considered)
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level (employing adult learning and applied learning principles) in a justice-related field, in both face-to-face and on-line environments
  • Professional experience in working in a justice-related sector
  • Proven track record in research with an emphasis on practical application
  • Academic administrative experience
  • Experience in curriculum design and development with an interdisciplinary and learning outcomes-based curriculum

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 23, 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.

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

17-011- F0170 – 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.