Research Assistant (X2)

School of Communication and Culture
Reference number: 
17-069 - R0002
Closing date: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Full or part time: 
Competition status: 
Job description: 

Royal Roads University is seeking two Research Assistants (RA) to work with Dr. Terry Mughan, Dr. Juana Du and Dr. Debora Linehan on their research project emphasizing integration of international students at RRU. This project received 2017 Allan Cahoon Global Advancement and Diversity Fund.

The research team intends to identify and celebrate pathways to integration for international students into university life and subsequently to Canadian society that have been explored and developed by faculty, staff and students of the university. These success stories will then be evaluated and will form the basis of a design proposal for an enhanced social experience for international students.

As the Research Assistant your duties may involve recruiting participants, collecting and recording data, conducting interviews/focus group face to face using structured interview protocols, developing interview transcripts and basic data analysis. You will also have a chance to participate in dissemination of research knowledge and outcomes to a wide variety of audiences.

For questions please contact Dr. Juana Du at

  • At least one year of a RRU Master’s degree
  • A demonstrable interest in research as a foundation for personal and social action and change
  • Outstanding communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Skills for webpage design and management are desirable
  • Knowledge of issues in personal/social/cultural integration is desirable
Application submission information: 

This is a casual, on-call position.  The hourly rate is $19.00.  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:

17-069–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 June 5, 2017 and will close on June 12, 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.

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