Royal Road University

Royal Road University

Faculty, School of Humanitarian Studies


Closing in 10 days

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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Job Title

Faculty, School of Humanitarian Studies

Division Department

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

Recruitment Type

Regular Full Time



# of Hires Needed


Closing Date


Job Description

Royal Roads University (RRU) is seeking applications for a full-time Faculty member for the MA in Disaster and Emergency Management (MADEM) program within the School of Humanitarian Studies, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences.

As the successful applicant, you will be a scholar-practitioner whose academic and professional expertise is in the field of disaster and emergency management.

The Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Response program is a two- year graduate inter-disciplinary program. There are two intakes per year, with one blended offering that includes two on-campus residencies and the other a fully online offering.

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 (see Learning, Teaching and Research Model). 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. Your service responsibilities will likely include administration of the MA Disaster and Emergency Management program with teaching opportunities available in both blended and online programs.

In addition to a collegial learning community, RRU offers a comprehensive compensation package to core faculty, with a salary based on rank, qualifications and experience.

The program takes a holistic approach to understanding how the intersection of social, political, economic, and environmental systems contribute to hazards and disasters in society. The program is grounded in over 50 years of social science research that examines the diverse and emergent risks emergency management faces today; how those hazard risks are created in society; as well as how those risks can be reduced and managed. The program covers all aspects of emergency management practice, including prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Students develop the knowledge and skills to help develop resilient households, organizations, and communities. Three alternatives for program completion are offered: a course-based track, and internship-based track, and a thesis track.

Typical MADEM students are working professionals in the disaster and emergency management or related fields or have an undergraduate degree in disaster and emergency management or a related field of study. The diversity of student backgrounds and richness of their life experiences contributes to the learning environment. Further program details can be found at:https: // www. management

Job Requirements

To be considered for this position, candidates will possess:

  • A doctorate in disaster and emergency management or a related social science field with a focus on human experience with hazards and disasters
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at teaching disaster and emergency management in post-secondary institutions, in both face-to-face and on- line environments
  • Professional experience working in the disaster and emergency management sector
  • Proven track record in research with an emphasis on practical application
  • Academic administration experience
  • Experience in curriculum design and development with an inter-disciplinary and outcomes-based curriculum
  • 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, you will need to be legally eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the employment contract. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please contact us directly at [email protected] 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

    Job details


    Faculty, School of Humanitarian Studies


    Royal Road University




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 15, 2023

    Job type

    Lecturer,Associate Professor/Professor


    Business and Economics,Political Science,Social Science

    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 when it was granted the university status and professional degree-granting powers. It is affiliated to reputed organizations, namely the International Association of Universities and the Canadian Bureau for International Education. The university is also associated with Universities Canada and the Canadian Virtual University.

    The university has a 565-acre main campus that comprises a large number of walking, hiking and biking trails amidst lush greenery. It is also home to the historic Hatley Castle, which has been featured in several television shows and movies like X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, Arrow, Smallville, Deadpool and The Professor. The castle also houses a small Canadian museum in its lower level, which is known as Royal Roads University Museum. The university library holds a wide collection of digital and printed resources required for learning, teaching and research, including 48,000 books, 55,000 e-books, and over 100 online databases.

    Opened in 2011, the four-storey Learning and Innovation Centre has 33 breakout rooms, seven classrooms, five computer labs equipped with modern technology and several social spaces. Another important building on the campus is the Sherman Jen Building which houses a social centre, conference centre, academic facilities and dormitories. The International Study Centre housed in this building has 11 classrooms, laboratories, teaching spaces, offices and multiple social spaces as well as coffee and snack kiosk. Other facilities featured on the campus include a gymnasium, weight room, fitness studio, swimming pool, computer lab, canteen, boathouse and a dock, garage, squash courts and outdoor tennis courts.

    The university offers various undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes as well as a range of certificate and diploma courses on-campus, online or a blend of both. The university provides education in areas of business, communication, education, culture, technology, humanitarian studies, tourism, hospitality, environment and sustainability, executive education, interdisciplinary and leadership studies. Royal Roads University is a vibrant community representing diversity with around 5,300 students from over 60 nations of the world. The student body includes more than 550 international students. The average class size of 25 and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1 allows for one-on-one attention. Royal Roads University has a vast alumni network, comprising highly-successful and renowned graduates. Some notable names in the alumni list are Grad Wasan Jema (Arab Women of Excellence Award Winner), Goffinet Miller (Provincial Capital Commission's CEO), Gordon Exel (President of Cummins Westport Inc.), Greg Moore (Mayor of Port Coquitlam), Jim Kyte (Former NHL Player) and Chris Austin Hadfield (Canadian Astronaut and Engineer).

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