GAA – Academic Research and Publication Assistant, Winter Term 2

Applications are invited for the GAA position described below. The position is 10 hours per week; salary for the period based on four month appointment is $3995 for each Doctoral student and $3950 for each Master’s level student. Appointments cover the period January 1 to April 30, 2019 (2018/19 Winter Term 2).

Applications should include a brief statement describing your qualifications for the position and a current CV. The hiring committee will be the Head, Deputy Head, Graduate Advisor, or their designates.

Please submit your applications to Shermila Salgadoe, Ponderosa Oak/Cedar House.  Please use the GAA application form available to the left.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS ­ Friday, November 23, 2018

  1. Academic Research & Publication Assistant (1 position)

The Academic Research & Publication Assistant will be positioned to support the professional development of graduate students, especially with respect to their scholarly activity.  The GAA will be a community builder who will plan workshops and events, with the assistance of others, aimed at supporting students’ skill development in academic writing and publishing, preparing for ethical review, oral and poster presentations, scholarship and research funding application, and career development.  In addition to academic events, the Academic Research & Publication Assistant will aid in the planning of students’ gatherings and social events (e.g., EDST Research Day).

The Academic Research & Publications Assistant will facilitate the dissemination of information related to publication venues and the publication protocols of various journals, introduce students to information regarding existing and new journals and publishers, disseminate information regarding conferences for students or where students can participate, maintain a regular flow of information regarding any aspect of scholarly research, interface with the Faculty of Education, Office of Research in Education regarding funding and other matters.  The GAA will encourage and support students’ writing and publication by planning and coordinating workshops and events related to publication protocols and by establishing, guiding, and developing mentoring and peer support opportunities aimed at providing feedback on students’ work including abstracts, conference oral and poster presentations, and journal submissions.  In particular, the GAA will reinvigorate the department’s monthly “lunch and learn” sessions that will enable faculty members and students to present their research to one another.  The GAA will report to the Graduate Advisor.

The GAA position may serve on the EDST Head’s Advisory Committee and as a voting member of the Department Meeting, depending on the student body’s approach to governance. The GAA will assist in the planning and coordinating of students’ events.