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Research Associate, Dean's Office, Werklund School of Education

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Job ID: 13786

Updated: October 13, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Dean's Office in the Werklund School of Education invites applications for a Research Associate. This Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 10 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Research Associate will work with partners and stakeholders in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, and will be part of a research team within the Werklund School of Education. The incumbent will pursue team-based and independent research activities under the direction of the Principal Investigator and will be expected to support the publishing of the research findings in well-regarded journals in the area of expertise. This position will act as a resource to staff, students, and others, regarding the research in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Research Activities:

  • Responsible for conducting literature searches and reviews, sourcing new and relevant findings to further enhance the research
  • Recommend and pursue independent research and team research initiatives, with oversight of the PI, to further the research
  • Write and present on research findings to the PI, and may be called on to present findings scholarly conferences and other professional meetings
  • Collection of data and synthesis of information into manuscripts and documents, supporting the publication of findings in well-regarded journals
  • Pursue and draft grant applications in support of the research, with oversight of the PI
  • Provide proof reading and copy editing as needed
  • Coordination of research meetings and interviews, including participating in question development and note taking
  • Work with external research partners in the refining of results, models, frameworks, and initiatives informed by the research
  • Produce monthly reports on behalf of the PI, working closely and collaboratively with the research team
  • Build collaborative relationships with stakeholders

Administrative Activities:

  • Coordinate travel arrangements for the PI and research collaborators
  • Process expenses and invoices for the PI and research project
  • Organize venues and catering for special events
  • Ensure all documentation is organized and filed appropriately

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Masters degree, with preference given to those holding a Doctorate degree, in a related field of study
  • Must have successfully completed a postdoctoral scholarship, with a minimum of 3-4 years of research experience
  • Must have a strong record of scholarship in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
  • Must have a strong record of grant writing (e.g. SSHRC)
  • Possess excellent communication skills with the proven ability to work cooperatively in a research team
  • Strong record of publications, writing, and contributions to research
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a necessity
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and effectively work with stakeholders, dealing with tact and diplomacy in all situations
  • High level of understanding and capability in research documentation and administrative practices
  • Ability to retain knowledge of a variety of informational resources and requirements
  • Intermediate to expert user of the technical systems, including Microsoft Office Suite, PeopleSoft and web navigation
  • Understanding of University environment would be an asset

Application Deadline:  September 13, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Werklund School of Education visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

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