Research Assistant I – Department of English & Creative Writing

Position Vacancy
Applications are to be received by September 16, 2019 4:30 p.m. or until position is filled.

Classification: Research Assistant I Employee             Group:  PSAC
Job Title:  Research Assistant                                            Department:  Arts
Wage or Salary:  $11.92/hour                                          Hours of Work: 9 hours/week for 13 weeks
Start Date:  September 23, 2019                                       Number of Positions available:  1 position
Length of Appointment: December 20, 2019             Course title and number (if applicable):

Date Issued:  August 26, 2019

Project:

Dr. Smid is working on a research project funded by the Brandon University Research Committee, comparing “real” and “literary” beekeeping. She will be examining archival material from local beekeeping associations to determine if and how beekeepers feel affection for their hives. The research assistant will assist in organizing back issues of newsletters, and will create a database of the contents of the archival material.

Qualifications/Experience:

• May have background in humanities;
• Must have an interest in research;
• Must have strong organizational skills.

Duties:

• Assist in organizing and summarizing archival material;
• Assist with design of research instruments, organizing, and interpreting data;
• Attend meetings.

Opportunity:

This is an excellent opportunity for students to acquire valuable training in archival research.

How to Apply:

• The application package should include a cover letter, an updated CV, and the names of three references and be emailed to Dr. Deanna Smid (smidd@brandonu.ca).

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will be expected to provide credentials at time of interview. Please include in your application the names and contact information of three references.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

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