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Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs

Royal Roads University

Job Title: Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs
Job Location: Victoria , British Columbia
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Communications, journalism, film, TV
Law & criminal justice
Social & behavioral sciences
Business: other
Date Posted: 2019-01-22
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs
Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University is currently seeking three Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs in the following areas:

  • Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation and the Future of Business (Faculty of Management) – (F0300)
  • Indigenous Justice (Faculty of Social and Applied Science - FSAS) – (F0302)
  • Digital Communication in the Public Interest (College of Interdisciplinary Studies) – (F0301)

Job Requirements

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair nominees should:

  • be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity;
  • have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years;
  • be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality; and,
  • have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers,
  • possess a PhD degree or other doctorate in a relevant/aligned discipline;
  • have demonstrated excellence in developing, resourcing and conducting research projects in relevant fields.

For full job descriptions of each position, please visit Careers at RRU

Information and Application Process Instructions

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process (

Please contact the Office of Research Services ( for more information.

RRU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions can impact research achievements, candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. RRU also recognizes the value of mentoring, community service, professional service, and non-traditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience in increasing diversity at the previous institutional environment and/or supporting diverse students is also an asset.

The university seeks to follow the practices for recruitment, hiring, and retention recommended by the Canada Research Chair program (

). Training and development activities related to unconscious bias, equity, diversity and inclusion for administrators and faculty involved in the recruitment and nomination processes for chair positions is mandatory. Nomination committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Please note: in order to alleviate the under-representation of Indigenous women in faculty positions, priority in hiring will be given to Indigenous women who self-identify as such in the application for position F0302 – Indigenous Justice.

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

The Tier 2 Canada Research Chair positions are a five-year probationary appointment with the possibility of conversion into a continuing appointment, subject to performance and program needs. The Tier 2 Chair also includes the possibility of a renewal for an additional five years, as per the university’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for Canada Research Chairs (

Royal Roads recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the academic and wider community. The university’s diversity statement ( states:

Diversity is the recognition and acknowledgement of multiple and overlapping identities. These identities include but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, linguistic origin, citizenship, colour, ancestry, place of origin, creed (religion, faith, spirituality), family status, marital status, ability or disability, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, education, style, socio-economic class, and political belief.

Diversity enriches community. Royal Roads University is committed to appreciating and celebrating the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to increase understanding and acceptance of each other, thereby making us more compassionate human beings and strengthening the fabric of our communities.

The Canada Research Chair program collects self-identification data from all nominees and chair holders. The program uses the data to monitor levels of diversity, its policies and processes for potential systemic barriers, and that institutions are meeting their equity and diversity targets. As such, all applicants to this CRC opportunity are required to self-identify by completing the information requested within the electronic application process. Self-identification data is important to the university’s ability to accurately respond to equity targets set by the Canada Research Chairs Program. Because this is a special opportunity for women scholars, by completing the self-identification information you give your consent for this information to be used for the purposes of screening and consideration. Please note that this information will be securely accessed only by members of the selection committee and, for nominees selected, by the Canada Research Chair Program office, on a need-to-know basis and will otherwise be kept confidential.

For questions regarding the CRC nomination process, the collection of personal self-identification information, and RRU’s commitment to ensuring an open, fair, and transparent process please contact Gina Williams, HR Consultant (

RRU is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible and barrier free workplace. We want to ensure that all participants are able to engage fully in interviews and other activities that are part of the hiring process. If you have any accommodation requests please contact Gina Williams, HR Consultant ( All requests for accommodation will be treated confidentially.

Screening of applications will begin on February 15th 2019. However, the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found to a maximum of two years.

For full job descriptions of each position, please visit Careers at RRU

When inquiring or applying for these positions, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Royal Roads University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on or or

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Chair of the Search Committee as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Chair of the Search Committee
Please apply as included above.

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