Research Assistant 3 (X2)

School of Education and Technology
Reference number: 
17-074 - R0002
Closing date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Full or part time: 
Competition status: 
Job description: 

Royal Roads University is seeking to hire TWO (2) Research Assistants (RA) to work with Dr. George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology. 

As an RA you will be expected to assist Dr. Veletsianos in research studies pertaining to online participation, online learning, and faculty use of social media.

The successful applicant can work remotely and does not need to reside in Victoria.

For questions please contact Dr. Veletsianos on

  • Enrolled in a PhD/EdD program in Canada or abroad
  • Enrolled in a PhD/EdD program in education, educational technology, learning technologies, learning sciences, curriculum and instruction, or a related field
  • Experience in qualitative research or quantitative research, or both
  • Experience with analysing and synthesizing literature
  • Experience with conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Legally able to work in Canada

To be well suited for this position you must have well-developed organizational abilities, interpersonal communication skills, and academic writing skills.

Application submission information: 

This is a part time (10 to 20 hours per week), temporary position for up to 1 year starting in August 2017, with the possibility for extension to two years. The hourly rate is $27.00 per hour.  The University is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of vacation.

To apply please forward:

  • A brief expression of interest stating research experience as well as related course work (up to 1 page)
  • A current CV
  • A single-authored writing sample (e.g., a course paper, a link to a blog entry, an op-ed)
  • The names and contact details of two academic referees

 (preferably in electronic format) to: via email, with the subject line:

17-074-R0002 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:

Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, B.C.   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570 Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition will begin on June 14, 2017 and will close on June 28, 2017; 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.

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