Faculty - School of Communication and Culture

Royal Road University


May 30, 2022


Royal Roads University is located on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) ancestors and families who have lived here for thousands of years. This land has been part of the fabric of the life of Indigenous communities long before Hatley Castle was built, and it will be long into the future. It is with gratitude that we now learn and work here, where the past, present and future of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff come together. Located in one of Canada's most beautiful National Historic Sites, RRU is just minutes from downtown Victoria, British Columbia and is surrounded by old growth forest and awe-inspiring ocean and mountain views. RRU is a special-purpose university that delivers high-quality applied and professional programs. Established by the provincial government in 1995 through the Royal Roads University Act, RRU was created with a unique mandate and governance structure to respond to the labour market needs of British Columbia. RRU has over 20,000 alumni in 65 countries. 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.

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Faculty - School of Communication and Culture

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Royal Roads University -> Office of the Vice President, Academic & Provost -> Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences -> School of Communication & Culture

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Job Description

Royal Roads University invites your interest in a Faculty appointment at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor within our School of Communication and Culture (SCC) in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences (FSAS). As a full-time core faculty member, you will play a key role in the delivery of SCC's programs.

SCC offers three degree programs in the study of communication and culture which are focused on the theory and practice of professional communication, in a wide range of contexts including media, organizational and intercultural. We stress a critical-professional educational approach. See our website and our Learning, Teaching and Research Model for more details.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about helping others achieve their academic pursuits and will have demonstrated teaching experience at undergraduate and the graduate levels in the field of communication studies; a sensitivity to diversity in teaching, learning and research; an ability to work as a team member within an interdisciplinary outcome-based curriculum; and administrative experience and abilities, preferably in a university setting.

Job Requirements

  • Doctorate in Communication or a closely aligned discipline
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and / or graduate level (employing principles of adult learning and applied learning) in the field of Communication
  • Demonstrated commitment to diverse students' learning and sensitivity to students' concerns in the current learning environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, economic and/or environmental justice
  • Familiarity and experience with diverse worldviews and perspectives
  • Graduate-thesis supervision experience and an understanding of the ethical requirements of graduate research
  • Familiarity with online and face-to-face course design and delivery
  • Experience in the integration and application of adult learning principles in course design and delivery
  • Experience in the communication sector, and ability to develop networks in the field, both locally and globally
  • Proven track record in research with an emphasis on practical application
  • Familiarity and experience with diverse research traditions and methods (including but emphatically not limited to applied and action-research methods)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member with a variety of teams and stakeholder groups across the university (faculty, sessional faculty, practitioners, staff and management)
  • Demonstrated experience in an outcomes-based and interdisciplinary learning environment
  • Familiarity with issues of communication in a digital milieu
  • Literacy in online and communication technologies as well as media production
  • Courage to bring original ideas and approaches to their teaching, research and service to our university
  • An eagerness to keep learning along with us.
  • Additional 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. Royal Roads University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

    While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates shortlisted for further consideration will be contacted. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please contact us directly at human.resources@royalroads.ca attention: Lorisha Bühler or 250-391-2600 extension 4408 so we can offer you individualized assistance and ensure equity in our recruitment and hiring process. ALL COMPETITIONS WILL CLOSE AT 10.00 P.M. ON THE DATE OF CLOSING

    About the employer

    Founded in 1995, Royal Roads University is a public institution of research-centric higher education in Colwood city of British Columbia, Canada. The institution operates on the grounds of the former institution named Royal Roads Military College that functioned until 1995...