Research Assistant

Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences
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Closing date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Full or part time: 
On call
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Job description: 

Royal Roads University is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to support an Evaluative Study of Action Research.  The goal of the Evaluative Study of Action Research (ESAR) is education and training of new researchers in research skills and contemporary ways to communicate outcomes to scholarly audiences, the wider public, and policy-makers.  A Research Assistant (RA) (preferably a post-grad student) will play a key role in updating a directory of Action Research (AR) projects and short survey distribution, qualitative (QI) and quantitative (Qn) data analysis, interpretation and reporting.

As the RA you will be expected to have a mix of background in QI and Qn methods, expertise in use of statistical packages and electronic spreadsheets, and a demonstrated interest in evaluation and action research (AR).  Further, you should be able to demonstrate ability to work independently and show dedication to timely completion of tasks.  Training will focus on your skills and strengths whilst allowing for the growth of new ones.  Working in close collaboration with the team, you will learn about  elements of AR that enhance outcomes and impact; how AR can be validated as a contributor to meaningful change; and the role and importance of AR in the wider community.  The ESAR lead will provide feedback and support to you as the RA.  You will gain considerable benefit and exposure from an international collaboration in leading-edge research with experienced research.



  • Master’s degree in a relevant social science field preferred
  • Background in QI and Qn methods
  • Demonstrated interest in Action Research
  • Expertise in use of statistical packages and electronic spreadsheets
  • Good qualitative analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication and writing skills
Application submission information: 

For questions please contact Dr. Eileen Piggot-irvine on

This is a casual, on-call position for a total of 60 hours.  The hourly rate is $22.00 per hour.  The University is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of vacation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your application to: with a subject line of:

16-073–R0002 - 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 August 17, 2016 and will close on August 31, 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.