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RESEARCH & INNOVATION

JOB POSTING

OISE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE ASSISTANT (R&DGA) 

FALL/WINTER 2022-3

JOB # 261 R&D  

SUPERVISOR
Professor Jeffrey Ansloos
 
SUPERVISOR’S DEPARTMENT
Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development (APHD)
                                         
JOB/PROJECT TITLE
Indigenous Mental Health and Environmental Justice
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
The purpose of this research is to better understand various environmental dimensions of suicide within Indigenous communities. There are two key research objectives: (1) to identify and describe the relationship between extractive industries, environmental degradation, and suicide within Indigenous communities since the 1970s, and (2) to partner with Indigenous communities to develop upstream strategies in environmental policy which supports suicide prevention. The research will concern describing the environmental factors influencing social phenomena, and uses ethnographic methods such as interviews, document and policy analysis, and other archival material analysis.
 
DUTIES
The R&DGA will be involved in a variety of capacities:
  • Student will be involved in conducting literature review across interdisciplinary material.
  • Student will be involved in creation of material archive including media, vital statistical, and policy documents.
  • Student will be involved in qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Student will be involved in academic writing.
 
JOB LOCATION
Online /remote. Work must be done in Ontario/Canada. 
 
PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT
September 1, 2022—April 30, 2023
 
HOURS OF ASSIGNMENT
240 hours
 
REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Communication (technical and academic writing); attention to detail; critical thinking; technical skills (use of library databases, word, excel, nvivo), data analysis (qualitative strategies such as thematic analysis), planning and scheduling; and time management.
  • Asset: Experience working with Indigenous communities; knowledge of suicide studies research and social determinants of health
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • The R&DGA will be expected to attend regularly scheduled research team meetings scheduled Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • The R&DGA will have a basic understanding of Indigenous studies and research methodologies, foundational literacy of social dimensions/determinants of Indigenous health and education, and cultural acumen in engaging with diverse communities.
 
EVENING OR WEEKEND WORK 
Evenings and weekends are not required however, schedule can be flexible as negotiated with supervisor.
 
ELIGIBILITY
  • To hold an R&D GA, you must be registered as a full-time student at OISE in an eligible program.
  • Masters students are eligible to hold a R&D GA in the first 2 years of their program.
  • MA-SCCP students are eligible to hold an R&D GA in the first 3 years of their program.
  • PhD students are eligible to hold an R&D GA in the first 6 years of their program.
  • EdD students are eligible to hold an R&D GA in the first 4 years of their program.
  • Flextime PhD students are eligible to be considered for a GA or R&D GA once during the first 5 years of their program and must be pursuing full-time studies as per the CUPE 3902, Unit 7 Collective Agreement.
  • You are not eligible for an R&D GA if you are holding a combination of 1) scholarships; 2) fellowships; and/or 3) OISE-arranged TA or course instructorships greater than $12,000.
  • You may not hold a Graduate Assistantship (GA) and an R&D Graduate Assistantship (R&D GA) at the same time
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE
June 23, 2022. No late applications will be considered.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your cover letter and resume as one pdf document to jeffrey.ansloos@utoronto.ca and copy to oise.research@utoronto.ca. Please quote the job number in your subject line and your student number in your covering letter. If applying for more than one R&D GA position, please submit a separate application for each job.
 
Full-time students may not concurrently hold a Graduate Assistantship and a Research and Development Graduate Assistantship. 
 
Research Development Graduate Assistantships (RDGA) are remuneration for graduate students who are engaged in research and/or field development-oriented projects contributing to their academic and professional development. The wage rate for a Fall/Winter RDGA is $13,250.34.
 
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 
 
The University of Toronto invites all qualified applicants to apply.