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RESEARCH & INNOVATION

JOB POSTING

OISE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE ASSISTANT (R&DGA) 

FALL/WINTER 2022-3

JOB # 263 R&D  

 
SUPERVISOR 
Professor Jim Slotta
 
SUPERVISOR’S DEPARTMENT
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
                                         
JOB/PROJECT TITLE
Supporting Environmental, Sustainability and Climate Change Education
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
This R&D GA will help to support research into Environmental, Sustainability and Climate Change education, aligning with related priorities in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL).  This position will be focused on developing and applying research skills (including literature reviews, data collection, analysis and interpretation) as well as assisting with knowledge mobilization on research projects.  The R&D GA will provide support a new research community of teachers focused on Climate Change Education, in partnership with the Critical
Action Learning Exchange (CALE). The R&D GA will also support research activities in CTL’s Environmental & Sustainability Education (ESE) Initiative, its collaboration with the TDSB’s
Sustainability Office, and the OISE/TDSB Action Research Team in ESE. There is some flexibility in this position to tailor duties to the interests and strengths of the successful applicant.
 
DUTIES
  • supporting the work of research teams in CTL focused on Environmental, Sustainability & Climate Change Education
  • assisting with preparation, data collection and data analysis for these research projects
  • planning and supporting meetings with teachers involved in the Climate Change Education team as part of CALE, and the OISE/TDSB Action Research Team supporting with knowledge mobilization on ESE-related research projects
 
JOB LOCATION
Unless COVID restrictions are re-imposed, it is likely the work is to be conducted on site at OISE, or online at Professor Slotta’s discretion.
 
PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT
September 1, 2022—April 30, 2023
 
HOURS OF ASSIGNMENT
240 hours
 
REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as part of a research team
  • Strong digital communication skills (e.g. word-processing, social media applications, etc.)
  • Interest in and/or previous experience with research is preferred (but not mandatory)
  • Background in ESE or Climate Change Education preferred (but not mandatory)
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
None.
 
EVENING OR WEEKEND WORK
Work hours and times are flexible; some work can be done in the evening or on weekends as
desired by the successful applicant.
 
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 jim.slotta@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.