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RESEARCH & INNOVATION

JOB POSTING

OISE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE ASSISTANT (R&DGA) FALL/WINTER 2022-3

JOB #  268 R&D  

SUPERVISOR 
Professor Sandra Styres

SUPERVISOR’S DEPARTMENT
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning                        

JOB/PROJECT TITLE
Reconciliation and Indigenous Resurgence in Teaching Education
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
Reconciliation, Indigenous resurgence, and the politics of education have become critical components in national and global conversations highlighting the need to address Indigenous rights, particularly in education. Yet many Indigenous students remain underserved by current models and continue to struggle in mainstream schools. This research will help student teachers in teacher education programs (TEP) build critical knowledges around issues of pressing concern to Indigenous people and their communities through a process of critical social action and will engage Indigenous and settler-Canadians in an immersive environment that supports a Land-based framework and its potential for enabling reconciliation and Indigenous resurgence within TEP.
 
DUTIES
Please list the duties to be carried out by the R&DGA. Please be as specific as possible. Indicate the percentage of time to be allocated for clerical or administrative tasks, if any.
 
R&DGA must:
  • Work closely with supervisor on land-based initiatives;
  • Be able to work in public schools;
  • Participate in in all aspects of Indigenous research processes including data management;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Publication activities;
  • Notetaking and transcription;
  • Collaborate and network with Indigenous community locally, nationally and internationally;
  • Preparing and distributing brochures and communique materials;
  • Be able to manage project website and social media platforms;
  • Participate in data management software and digital technologies training
  • Mobilize knowledge across a variety of contexts.
 
JOB LOCATION
Due to the nature of the research, students will be required to work in-person at OISE, online,  and/or at various schools in the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board should public health guidelines and location capacity permit.
 
PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT
September 1, 2022—April 30, 2023
 
HOURS OF ASSIGNMENT
240 hours
 
REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Be able to clearly document solid experience working within Indigenous contexts;
  • Be able to clearly demonstrate positive well-established connections to Indigenous communities/organizations;
  • Show experience within teacher education contexts;
  • Have experience with project/workshop planning, development and implementation;
  • Demonstrate strong technology awareness and use of online search tools/browsers;
  • Have strong writing skills in English and extensive experience writing at the graduate level;
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to network effectively;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to be a self-starter;
  • Have strong and effective leadership, multi-tasking, time management, and problem-solving skills;
  • Show clear ability to know when and how to take initiative, to work independently or as part of a team and to accomplish assigned tasks effectively and in timely manner
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
None.
 
EVENING OR WEEKEND WORK
Some work evenings and weekends for conference and/or workshop presentations, information sessions, research conversations, community events, or dissemination activities but not regularly required.
 
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 sandra.styres@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.