Research Assistant

School of Environment and Sustainability
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Closing date: 
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 17:00
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Job description: 

Professor Ann Dale from Royal Roads University is seeking to fill the position of ‘Research Curator’ for her climate change adaptation and mitigation research project,  As the Research Curator you will be responsible for ensuring the proactive dissemination of research knowledge and outcomes to a wide variety of audiences, including young people using social media channels, such as blogging, her youtube channel, HEADTalks, tweeting, the research website, Instagram, and other emerging ICTs.  You will also be responsible for organizing peer-to-peer learning exchanges, both virtual and place-based, and e-Dialogues,  Professor Dale is also interested in exploring the use of crowdsourcing for generating research ideas, data collection and possibly research funding.

As the ideal candidate you will be a dynamic communicator able to write to a wide variety of audiences, skilled in the use of social media channels and proactive website updating through web content management systems (CMS).  You will need to be deeply committed to making a difference through creating and strengthening networks, be an original thinker and capable of working independently.  Excellent writing skills are a critical necessity and knowledge of sustainable community development and/or climate change would be desirable. Also desirable is basic video editing skills.

You should have as a minimum a master’s degree.  The position can also be developed as a post-doctoral scholar, depending upon the skills of the successful candidate.  You will also be able to work virtually as Professor Dale works both at Royal Roads University in Victoria and virtually in Ottawa.


Required Qualifications/Competencies (education, skills and abilities):

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree
  • Experienced researcher
  • Outstanding communication and writing skills
  • Skilled in the use of social media channels
  • Able to work independently
  • Video editing skills would be an asset
  • Knowledge of sustainable community development and/or climate change are desirable
Application submission information: 

The position can be either part or full-time, but the minimum requirement is three days a week.  This is a temporary (one year), position starting in March 2016, with the possibility of extension for a second year.  The full-time salary is $45,000.00.  Due to its limited term nature, this position is not eligible for enrolment in the University’s Benefits Plan, but you will be provided with 4% vacation pay.

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: with a subject line of:

16-006-R0003 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2

Fax:  (250) 391-2570  Tel:  (250) 391-2511(250) 391-2511

The competition began on February 3, 2016 and will close on February 29, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.  

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe pdf. format.