Research Assistant 2

Office of Interdisciplinary Studies
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Closing date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Full or part time: 
On call
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Job description: 

Royal Roads University is seeking a graduate student to work as Research Assistant (RA) on the SSHRC Funded project.  As an RA you will be expected to assist with work on an international survey of post-secondary students in China and Canada.  The project will be based on an on-line bilingual survey.  You will be involved with the development of the survey, a literature review of current work in the area of civic participation, globalization and young people, administration of the survey and coding and analysis.

To be well suited for this position you must have excellent organizational abilities, be technically proficient and be familiar with various forms of social media. 

For questions please contact Dr. Bernard Schissel



Required Qualifications/Competencies

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in a graduate program in a related field
  • Previous experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis is  preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Technologically proficient
  • Familiar with research methodology
Application submission information: 

This is a casual, on-call position (until November 2017) for approximately 10 hours a week with the possibility for extension depending on funding, starting in November, 2015.  The hourly rate is $23.00 per hour.  The University is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of vacation.

Please forward:

  • A brief expression of interest stating research interests and experience as well as related course work (up to 1 page)
  • A current CV including overall GPA
  • The names and contact details of two academic referees

(preferably in electronic format) to: with a subject line of:

15-123 – Last name, First name


Human Resources - Career Opportunities

Royal Roads University

2005 Sooke Road

Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2

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

The competition will begin on November 5, 2015 and will close on November 19, 2015; 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.

Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.  Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

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