Research Facilitator, One Year Term, Professional Associate, Faculty of Health Studies

The Faculty of Health Studies offers degrees in nursing, psychiatric nursing and a Master’s program in psychiatric nursing. The Faculty of Health Studies has a robust research culture, which is supported by the Research Facilitator.
The Centre for Critical Studies of Rural Mental Health (CCSRMH) promotes innovative, community-connected research and education to inform rural mental health and wellness policies and practices, responds to the issues facing rural people and communities, and develops expertise for understanding and planning for Canada’s rural and remote health and wellness.

Applications are invited for one (1) .6 FTE one-year term Professional Associate position within the Faculty of Health Studies. The incumbent will facilitate a culture of research within the Faculty of Health Studies as well as within the CCSRMH.
The Research Facilitator is situated in the Faculty of Health Studies and reports to the Dean of the Faculty of Health Studies. The Research Facilitator co-manages the CCSRMH with the Director of the Centre. Duties and responsibilities include:
• Along with the Executive Team of the Centre, developing strategic plans for the Centre
• Developing networks between the Centre, Health Studies researchers, Brandon University faculty, and research centers/institutes internal and external to the University
• Promoting internal communication with faculty members on matters pertaining to rural mental health research,
• Communicating with and establishing relationships with funding agencies
• Seeking out new research funding opportunities
• Developing relationships/partnerships within the community to promote research that is responsive to the community
• Providing relevant training to support faculty members in applying for grants and in completing research activities
• Providing process support to faculty in applying for grants and achieving research objectives (e.g. literature searches, assistance in completion of grant forms, assistance with ethics – whether BU ethics or external agency ethics)
• Supporting research faculty in disseminating research ( e.g. assistance with publication, oral or poster presentations)
• Overseeing the operation of the Centre and Health Studies Research Office
• Hiring and training research assistants
• Participating in the orientation and mentorship of new Health Studies faculty members
• Assisting graduate students in their pursuit of scholarly activities
• Overseeing the development of reports, policy briefs and fact sheets for the Centre
• Performing other duties as may be assigned by the Dean in consultation with the incumbent

• Masters degree in nursing or psychiatric nursing preferred. Other masters prepared health fields will be considered.
• Evidence of research skills (publications, project coordination, successful grant applications)
• Expertise in group facilitation.
• Strong written and oral communication
• Strong planning and organizational skills and multitasking ability
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Experience interacting with professional community and academic sectors
• Expertise in grant writing and seeking research funding opportunities
• Experience mentoring student research assistants
• Experience managing budgets
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.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees to:
Dr. Linda Ross
Acting Dean, Faculty of Health Studies
*Please reference Research Facilitator position in the subject line. It is strongly preferred that all these materials be shared in one PDF document.
Rank: Professional Associate
Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application deadline: December 6, 2021

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Posted November 8, 2021