Royal Roads University job ad: Leadership Studies (Canada)

Royal Roads University is seeking applications for the position of Faculty Member in the School of Leadership Studies, Faculty of Social and Applied Science, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, based on qualifications and experience. Reporting to the School Director, as a full-time Faculty Member you will be invited to contribute to all aspects of the School, with a particular focus on the Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL). Launched in 2015, the MAGL program engages students in intensive on-campus residencies, online delivery of courses, international field excursions, and applied capstone projects.

The MAGL program is focused on theoretical and applied approaches to the understanding and practice of leadership in a global context for the NGO and social purpose sector. MAGL courses develop competencies in areas of personal leadership, cross-cultural communication, systems thinking, team facilitation, strategic decision making, public administration, community development, conflict resolution, and more. The program offers a holistic, transdisciplinary, approach to learning leadership.

The ideal candidate is a scholar-practitioner who brings informed professional practice, international and intercultural experiences, research accomplishments in multicultural or international contexts, and academic scholarship in graduate level course topics pertinent to the MAGL Program.

In the School of Leadership Studies, we believe that effective leadership can transform people, organizations, and communities. We embrace a theory of change that directly links leadership to learning and inquiry. Our vision is to connect scholarship with practice to change the world, one leader at a time. We use a co-teaching model to provide authentic, challenging, collaborative, and engaging learning experiences through our leadership programs and our research initiatives.

Our outcomes-based graduate-level programs have been honed over the years to continually deliver relevant leadership education that is practical and grounded in scholarship. We are a dedicated group of faculty and staff members who are passionate about learning and committed to our students getting the most from their leadership journeys. We also strive to incorporate emerging, innovative, and values-based leadership theories, research, and practices into our educational programming.

Core faculty members are expected to teach several courses a year, both face to face and via Moodle. This often includes course revisions and curriculum development work. RRU faculty members are expected to develop and engage in their own research and inquiry, resulting in publication and conference presentations. You will also have responsibilities in educational administration, including adjudicating applications into School programs and participating in a range of service activities in the School and across the University. You will be expected to take on additional roles, such as Program Head and becoming a member of the Research Ethics Board.

The ideal candidate will possess:
*Doctoral degree in a field related to global leadership (e.g., Human Development and Organizational Systems, Public Administration, International Development, Community Development)
*Professional/applied leadership experience in global contexts
*Willingness and ability to take on significant academic administrative duties in a fast-paced environment
*Record of applied social research and familiarity with collaborative, action-oriented approaches to research
*Understanding of research ethics for applied student research in a range of organizations
*Demonstrated teaching excellence at the graduate level in a field related to global leadership, in face to face and online environments
*Experience in designing and delivering online instruction
*Experience in the integration and use of experiential, adult learning principles in curriculum design, delivery, and assessment, particularly at the graduate level
*Ability to work effectively in team-based course delivery
*Experience in facilitating and evaluating practice-based learning outcomes
*Ability to work within a transdisciplinary curriculum
*Experience in and understanding of organizational and community leadership and organizational or community change
*Experience in supervision of graduate students
*Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member with a variety of teams and stakeholder groups

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 began on July 11, 2016 and the review of materials received will commence on September 20, 2016; 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:
16-054-F0159 – Last name, First name
Or mail to: 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. 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.

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.

Peacebuilding through Dialogue N Ireland

For the second year , Gonzaga University‘s Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies is offering a graduate course in Derry, Northern Ireland to MA and PhD students. January 2, 2014-Januray 12, 2014 Peacebuilding through Dialogue in Northern Ireland.

Program Overview:
This hybrid on-line and study abroad program, sponsored by the Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies provides a unique opportunity for students to develop understanding and the skills necessary for fostering peacebuilding and storytelling.  With pre and post online components as well as eight days of residency in Derry, Northern Ireland, and a day excursion to Belfast, Northern, Ireland.  Additionally there is a free travel day to the Northcoast of Ireland.  The aim of this course is to introduce concepts from the field of communication that enable an understanding of how local peacebuilding can build bridges across conflicting groups in deeply divided societies. Communication and dialogue are closely intertwined and together act at the heart of establishing shared space and creating a common future. It is in this shared space that the process of peace has begun to take shape.  However as Bakhtin (1981) insists, “each word tastes of the context and contexts in which it has lived its socially charged life” (p.293).

The course will reflect on the causes and history of The Troubles (1969-1998) as well as the tortuous peace process following the Belfast Agreement in 1998. Based on that agreement, Northern Ireland’s devolved government finally became reality in 2008. Local peacebuilding through dialogue is central to understanding how peace has been maintained.

Dialogue requires responsiveness which is made possible by qualities of thought and talk allowing transformation to take place: transformation in how people understand the self, the other, and the societies they inhabit. These qualities of thought and talk include a willingness to risk change in one’s own perspective and a commitment to embracing and struggling with others whose worldviews may be different from and threatening to one’s own.

In addition, working with former combatant’s of these troubles, students will complete a profile writing component of using storytelling and photography to tell the story of a local community member for our Faces and Voices of Derry Project.

Course Objectives:
Given full participation in the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the role of dialogue in communication.
  • Analyze the causes and history of The Troubles and the post-1998 peace process.
  • Recognize the development of shared community.
  • Interview and tell a story in a photojournalistic style of a one of the citizens of Derry using the class blog/website.
  • Explain the role dialogue can play in effective leadership in contemporary America.

Program Highlights:

  • Meet with peace practitioners, former combatants and local leaders from both the Nationalist and Unioninst communities in Northern Ireland
  • Walk the famous 17th century wall of Derry with an experience local guide
  • Visit the Shankhill and Falls Road areas of Belfast, their murals, and “peace walls” with former combatants from the Nationalist and Unionist communities as guides
  • Hear first hand how local peace leaders have created projects to work toward understanding and healing
  • Learn interviewing and facilitation skills for building dialogic practices
  • Create daily photo and storytelling blog.

Additional Information: See an archive of the student work and reflections in the program.


Cooperating Teacher in China

Cooperating Teacher
Fort Hays State University

“This position is for a cooperating teacher who will facilitate Fort Hays State University Leadership Studies courses. This position will be employed at one of FHSU’s partner institutions in the People’s Republic of China. While this position will not be employed by FHSU, this person will work closely with FHSU faculty, and therefore we are coordinating the search process and recommending qualified candidates.Job Duties:
-Work collaboratively with instructor of record on the delivery and management of Leadership Studies coursework
-Serve as the ‘face’ of leadership coursework at partner institutions in China
-Assist in the delivery of content provided by instructor of record
-Communicate regularly with students at partner institutions and with instructors of record
-Duties in the classroom in China will include the following: general classroom management, facilitating student discussions and in class activities, facilitating exams and other assessments, and limited grading
-Other duties as assigned by the instructor of recordRequired Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, social sciences, or related field
-Ability to travel to FHSU for August orientation session (week of August 14th)
-Must be eligible for work permit in China as position will require residence and teaching at FHSU partner institutions (Shenyang Normal University or SIAS International University)
-Successful candidate will need to demonstrate flexibility, willingness to adapt to situations, and problem-solving

Preferred Qualifications:
-Classroom teaching or facilitation experience preferred
-Master’s Degree preferred
-Experience working with diverse populations and culture
-Fluency in Mandarin Chinese

-Salary information provided upon request
-Stipend, room and board, and travel expenses included in salary package
-Tuition assistance available contingent upon funding approval”

Application Information:
To apply for this position, please send a letter of application and current vitae/resume to:

Brett Whitaker, Instructor
Department of Leadership Studies
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601

(Original post from Inside Higher Education)

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