Research Assistant III – Department of Political Science

NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to be available to work on campus, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination in accordance with Brandon University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Applications are to be received by: 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2022
Classification: Research Assistant III
Employee Group: PSAC
Job Title: Research Assistant III
Department: Political Science
Wage or Salary: $15.63/hr
Hours of Work: 10 hours per week
Start Date: February 7, 2022
Number of Positions available: 1
Length of Appointment: 7 months
Date Issued: January 10, 2022


– Assist with the execution and evaluation of the research project, including:
– Assist with the collection, collation and interpretation of data
– Conduct literature searches and provide annotations
– Conduct content analysis
– Attend meetings and maintain communications with research partners
– Perform other related duties as assigned

This is part of a SSHRC funded project titled Power-Sharing Politics and Refugee Governance: Crafting Asylum Policy in Deeply Divided Societies


– Senior undergraduate (e.g., 3rd or 4th year)
– Background in social sciences, with preference given to political science
– Evidence of strong writing, organization, and communication skills
– Evidence of strong analytical and methodological skills
– Attention to detail and ability to work independently
– Interest in the research area (power-sharing arrangements; refugee governance; asylum policy)

To Apply:

Please submit an updated CV and name and contact information for two references to Dr. Allison McCulloch at


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. We are committed to providing an inclusive barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request. 10.2021