Research Assistant IV – Department of Educational Psychology and Student Services, Faculty of Education

Applications are to be received by:  4:30 pm on August 21, 2019 or until the position is filled 

Classification: Research Assistant IV
Employee Group: PSAC
Wage: $21.97/hr
Start Date: September 3, 2019
Length of Appointment: One year with possibility of renewal
Date Issued: August 14, 2019
Hours of Work: 8 hours/week
Number of Positions: 1


The successful applicant will work under the direction of Dr. Patty Douglas, Principal Investigator and Project Director on the Re-Storying Autism in Education: Advancing the Practices and Cultures of Inclusion research project. This project is a collaboration of autistic and non-autistic educators, practitioners, artists and researchers in Brandon, Manitoba, Southwestern Ontario and Yorkshire, England. Through multimedia storytelling, professional development forums and other research and knowledge mobilization activities, we seek to create more positive understandings of autism and embodied difference and make tangible impacts on policy and practice that open better possibilities with and for autistic individuals.

This is a distance education opportunity for graduate students.

Duties include:

  • Assist with ethics applications across multiple sites
  • Assist with qualitative interviews and data analysis
  • Complete policy and literature reviews
  • Assist with manuscript preparation (articles, policy briefs)
  • Assist with SSHRC documents and grant applications
  • Other related duties as assigned (e.g., multimedia storytelling workshop support)


  • Hold a graduate degree (or be close to completion) requiring social/critical/cultural theory and in a discipline related to disability studies.
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Have outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Experience as a research assistant is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and C.V. to:

Dr. Patty Douglas, Faculty of Education (


    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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