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(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
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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
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reputation for innovation, RRU is a leader in the delivery of blended learning
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Post Doctoral Researcher
Royal Roads University -> Office of the Vice President Research &
International -> Research
Temporary Full Time
# of Hires Needed
The postdoc will work with Dr Julie MacArthur, Canada Research Chair in
Reimagining Capitalism, on her work mapping energy democracy practices in
Canada. The successful candidate will:
-Identify and categorize diverse energy democratization policies at the
federal, provincial and (large) municipal level in Canada.
-Compare the level of attention and investment to diverse kinds of
democratization from citizens energy forums, to planning, de-privatization,
and funding for local and community energy.
-Produce summary reports illustrating the number, type, and status of various
energy democracy initiatives across Canadian provinces and territories, and at
-Identify and catalogue issues and challenges that arise in the implementation
of new energy democracy policies. Survey media coverage and opposition or
support for these policies.
-Conduct literature reviews.
PhD in public policy, political economy, social economy and similar areas
In depth expertise with theory and practice of energy democracy strongly
desired, alongside understanding of policy tool typologies and Canadian
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Familiarity with
interviewing techniques and qualitative analysis.
Excellent attention to detail, referencing and data management skills.
Established networks within Canadian social economy and community energy
networks would be ideal.
This is a temporary, full-time position working 37.5 hours per week from March
2022 until February 2023, with a possibility for an extension. This position
has been evaluated at a researcher rate with a range of $30.51 (minimum) to
$34.87 (maximum) per hour. The University is pleased to offer a
comprehensive benefit package. 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,
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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