We’re hiring – Research Assistant

November 13, 2020


Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) is seeking a casual part-time research assistant to assist us in building and managing a resource archive on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The ideal candidate has completed at least one graduate degree in social sciences or humanities. We are looking for someone who is very familiar with EDI issues, is well organized and able to work independently with strong research, writing and data analysis skills, and who is familiar with or has experience in the labour movement. Hours are flexible.

The Carleton University Academic Staff Association is an equal opportunity employer. Members of equity- seeking groups are encouraged to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender workers and Indigenous workers are encouraged to apply for this position.

Applications should be sent to the attention of the Hiring Committee to staffadmin@cuasa.ca. Please include a cover letter, CV and an example of a literature review or annotated bibliography.

Application Deadline: December 4th at 4pm.

Job Description:

Position Title: Research Assistant
Reporting to: President, via the Director
Casual contract length: approximately 50 hours Salary: $30.05 / hr

The part-time research assistant will be responsible for completing the following tasks under the direction of the CUASA Director and in collaboration with the Equity Committee in their work on increasing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at CUASA:

  • Conducting a preliminary literature review of EDI issues with a focus on post-secondary institutions in Canada. This review will consist of three kinds of literature:
    1) Academic literature on racism, colonialism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and COVID related discrimination in the academy.
    2) EDI literature on policy, practice, and pedagogy from universities, colleges, governments and think tanks specific to post-secondary campuses.
    3) Data such as campus demography / census data related to EDI.
  • Organizing and curating this literature and compiling summaries and reports, as needed, for CUASA’s use.
  • Analysing data collected by various CUASA committees (Equity, Anti-Racism Working Group, and Joint Committee on Employment Equity) and preparing reports to assist the Chair of Equity and CUASA committees in their work. This will require both qualitative and quantitative research skills and a conversancy with Nvivo software.
  • Coordinating and assisting CUASA’s MSCO in making all information publicly available by means of a web portal.
  • Coordinating and assisting CUASA’s MSCO for the purposes of supporting the Collective Bargaining Committee should they require additional EDI related evidence in supporting the bargaining process.

This casual position is a unionized position and governed by the UNIFOR 567-CUASA 2017-2021 collective agreement.

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