|Position Title||Research Assistant|
|Department||Department ofGeography and Planning|
|Hours per week* *Not required for the research opportunity*||10 hours per week|
|Deadline to apply||Monday, Feb 6th, 12 noon|
Department: Department ofGeography and Planning
Position supervisor: Dr. Harald Bauder
Contract length: 3 months with possibility of extension, based on project progress
Hours of work per week: 10 hours per week, variable depending on project work schedule
Position type: Research Assistant
Rate of pay: Graduate – $25/hr + benefits; undergrad $21/hr
Deadline to apply: Monday, Feb 6th, 12 noon
THIS POSISION IS OPEN TO SELF-IDENTIFYING INDIGENOUS STUDENTS AT TORONTO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
About the project
The Research Assistant will participate in the case study on Indigenous-Newcomer Solidarity, which is part of the Soli*City project. The study focuses on practices of solidarity between Indigenous people/communities and illegalized or otherwise highly vulnerable immigrants/refugees. The Urban Sanctuary, Migrant Solidarity, and Hospitality in Global Perspective partnership brings together dozens of academics and partner organizations to co-develop and share evidence-based knowledge related to the policies and practices of accommodating vulnerable and precarious migrants and refugees in major urban centres in Africa, Europe, North America, and Latin America.
A successful candidate is a self-identifying Indigenous student. They will make meaningful contributions to a search of the literature and the development of a research method for an empirical study. The RA will work closely with the Soli*City research team and under the direct supervision of Dr. Harald Bauder from TMU.
- Attend zoom meetings, or in-person meetings on TMU’s campus
- Contribute to the research’s literature review
- Offer insight into best approaches for methodology and data collection
- Work to ensure all data collection protocols are followed
- Only open to TMU students who self-identify as Indigenous
- Students/recent graduates with training or equivalent education and experience in the social sciences, social work, immigration, community-based research, and/or other related fields or disciplines.
- Students at advanced undergraduate (Years 3 and 4 preferred) or master’s level
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team.
- Library and qualitative research experience a plus
- Demonstrated ability to meet timelines and achieve project objectives and targets
How to apply
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be submitted in PDF or Word formats. In the subject line please indicate: “Application: Indigenous-Newcomer Relations RA Application”.
Applications should include: a one-page cover letter, a CV/resumé
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only candidates who are invited to an interview will be contacted.
TMU’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead for support during the selection process.
TMU is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.
We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the TMU community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact email@example.com. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.