Research Assistant IV – Faculty of Education

Applications are to be received by:  The position will remain open until filled.

Classification: Research Assistant IV

Employee Group: PSAC

Wage: $21.59/hr

Department: Educational Psychology & Student Services

Start Date: Immediately

Date Issued: June 25, 2018

Hours of Work: To Be Arranged

Length of Appointment: Total Hours: 130


This is a distance education opportunity for graduate students. The successful applicant will be responsible for working under the direction of Dr. Patty Douglas within her Disability, Inclusion and Education research project. This study is being conducted from a disability studies in education perspective. It seeks to transform deficit models of disability underpinning special education, and to inform teacher education programming from a disability studies in education perspective. The project will fill a critical gap in educational knowledge about disability and open possibilities for belonging in school communities beyond deficit/remedial models of difference. Duties include:

  • Undertake a comprehensive literature review related to disability, inclusion and education in Canada
  • Assist with a program review of disability studies and inclusive course content in teacher education programs in Canada, as well as preparation of summary report
  • Assist with research ethics, key informant interviews, transcription and analysis of interviews utilizing NVivo software
  • Assist with public talks, conference presentations and manuscript preparation based on what is learned in the study at its various stages
  • Assist with preparation of a Connections Grant and working conference in year 2 of the study
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Hold a graduate degree (minimum Master’s level) related to inclusive education and/or disability studies
  • Have experience and outstanding skill in conducting and writing comprehensive literature reviews
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Have outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Have excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Experience as a research assistant, specifically experience with NVivo software, key informant interviewing, research ethics, grant preparation and transcription is an asset

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and c.v. to:

Dr. Patty Douglas, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education (