Research Associate(s) / Graduate (PhD) Research Assistant(s)

Research Associate(s) / Graduate (PhD) Research Assistant(s)

We are seeking to fill two part-time positions (10-15hrs/wk each), suitable for an upper-level PhD student (preferably ABD) or a Research Associate with recent research-related work experience. The two positions can be combined if a suitable candidate is found.

The CUPE rate of pay for graduate students is $25.63/hr (+4% vacation pay). The rate of pay for research associates is negotiable and competitive based on experience.

The position(s) require a commitment to June 30, 2019 (with the possibility of extension).

 

Position 1 – Coordinator, Community Partner Research

At the direction of UVIC academic leads, the successful applicant will provide research support to Indigenous community Partners.
Tasks include: establish relations with identified community Partners (some travel will be required); collaboratively support Partners with developing research plans for local community-based projects; oversee the successful implementation of the projects (may include hiring and supervision of additional research assistants); and contribute to knowledge mobilization and translation, especially writing academic articles and research reports to report back to the overall Partnership.

The successful applicant must have demonstrated experience in development, design, and implementation of research (preferably in Social Sciences / Education / Language Studies), and awareness of or demonstrated aptitude to contribute to Indigenous Language Revitalization & Maintenance and/or adult (language) learning theory, practice, and research.

 

Position 2 – Coordinator, NEȾOLṈEW̱ Indigenous Language Learning Atlas (NILLA) project

In collaboration with and supporting the UVIC academic lead, the successful applicant will coordinate the NILLA project.
Tasks include: participate in ongoing conceptualization of and coordinate the execution of a national environmental scan of Indigenous language work taking place in Canada; coordinate Advisory committee work; oversee the development of the NILLA back-end database and the online portal (consulting with web development parties); manage the data collection phase (including community engagement and supervision of research assistants); contribute to data analysis (qualitative and/or quantitative), and contribute to knowledge mobilization and translation, especially writing academic articles and research reports to report back to the overall Partnership.

The successful applicant must have demonstrated experience in environmental scan / survey research, data and database design and/or management, project organization and coordination, and awareness of or demonstrated aptitude to contribute to Indigenous Language Revitalization & Maintenance and/or adult (language) learning theory, practice, and research.

 

The ideal candidate(s) will also have the following skills and competencies:

– Lived experience in an Indigenous community and/or substantial competency in engaging in and maintaining intercultural affiliations
– Effective time management skills and ability to respond to changing priorities
– Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and excellent analytical thinking skills
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment, on UVIC campus; some off-site travel may be required
– Relevant experience or dedicated interest in one or more of the five NEȾOLṈEW̱ research themes
– Working knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies

 

Application process

Please direct questions to Barbara Jenni, Project Manager, at netolnew@uvic.ca.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and we will interview suitable candidates without delay. Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm September 30, 2018.

To submit your application via email (netolnew@uvic.ca), please combine the following documents into one continuous PDF file:

(a) 1-page cover letter (identifying which position(s) you apply for and explaining your interest in and suitability for the position(s); salary expectation – for non-students; schedule availability/restrictions and ability to travel to communities and work on UVIC campus);

(b) current curriculum vitae;

(c) contact information for two referees (including most recent direct supervisors of any positions);

(d) one writing sample (preferably academic paper, may also be grey literature);

(d) if you are applying for the Coordinator, Community Partner Research position: individually developed sample research plan (for actual project or mock-up)

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.




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