Research Assistant in K-12 Educational Leadership

POSITION: Research Assistant in K-12 Educational Leadership

         Dept. of Educational Studies (EDST) – Faculty of Education, UBC


DESCRIPTION: Seeking Research Assistants at the Master’s or Doctoral level to work on a SSHRC-supported research project that examines the role of school principals and their leadership. Preference will be given to applicants who are registered as UBC students and who can work immediately, with consistent availability in the next two to three years.



The applicant should be enrolled in the University of British Columbia and have knowledge and experience in:

  • conducting literature search and review in K-12 educational leadership and administration
  • preparing documents for research ethics
  • conducting research interviews and document analysis
  • participating in writing and preparing reports, papers, and presentations
  • coordinating knowledge mobilization using social media and other platforms
  • A background in educational administration and leadership would be an asset, but is not a requirement.


Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills (written and verbal); ability to work individually and in teams; ability to work within timelines and meet the deadlines; able to work consistent number of hours per week.


Please submit:

  1. a one-page cover letter that speaks specifically to your qualifications and experience and availability for the position;
  2. an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  3. a writing sample (e.g., course papers, conference proceedings, or publications)
  4. Contact info for 2-3 references.


Please include your last name in all the file name and submit all materials by email to Dr. Fei Wang ( no later than 11:59 p.m. on July 31st, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a face-to-face or virtual interview.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.