Job Number: 2001855
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart of Canada’s leading university and one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in the world. The strength of Arts & Science derives from our combined teaching and research excellence in the humanities, sciences and social sciences across 29 departments, seven colleges and 46 interdisciplinary centres, institutes and programs.
We can only realize our mission with the dedication and excellence of engaged staff and faculty. The diversity of opportunities and perspectives within the Faculty reflect the local and global landscape and the need for curiosity, innovative thinking and collaboration. At Arts & Science, we take pride in our legacy of innovation and discovery that has changed the way we think about the world.
The Munk School of Global Affairs proudly offers 14 teaching programs in a variety of areas of global expertise. As part of the University of Toronto, we are home to exceptional faculty, experts, and researchers from around the globe, and over 40 academic centres, labs, and programs. Our goal is to build a unique, world-renowned research, teaching, and public engagement centre that shapes the new field of global affairs from Canada. Our School unifies those who are passionate about global affairs to discuss the problems of a fast-changing world.
The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.
Reporting to the Citizen Lab's Director and working closely with the Associate Director (Research), the Research Assistant researches topics related to information controls and Internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa.
This work includes: conducting primary research; collecting and analyzing data for interviews and research projects; generating written reports; assisting with the editing and production of reports, papers and other deliverables; coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, materials, action and follow-up items; responding to enquires within the defined scope of the role and redirects as appropriate; performing other related research assistance tasks as assigned; proofing and posting adverts to recruit interviewees; preparing consent forms using templates; recording and tabulating interview results; and maintaining a research database.
Your responsibilities will include:
Probing for information from potential participants to determine if they meet study criteria
Resolving issues in the course of test administration and escalating problems as required
Scheduling study participants
Coding quantitative research data
Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Communications, area studies, or information studie or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
Minimum one year research assistant experience in a university research environment, or other related institution.
Experience providing administrative support researching information controls and internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa
Experience conducting primary research, collecting and analyzing data, and producing written reports.
Strong research skills with solid understanding of quantitative and qualitative social science research methodologies
Advanced skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management software.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines with sensitivity to organizational priorities
Strong familiarity with social media and information controls
Ability to take initiative, solve problems and make day-to-day decisions
Demonstrated ability to work in a high-pressure environment and prioritize tasks.
Demonstrated ability to work well as a team member and indepndently
To be successful in this role you will be:
Possess a positive attitude
Notes: Please note, this position if a 50% FTE, one year term.
A copy of the detailed job description is available upon request from the Faculty of Arts and Science HR Office by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 08 - $54,851 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $70,146. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Part Time Percentage of FTE: 50
Pro-rated Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: $27,425.50 with and annual step progression to a maximum of $35,073.
Job Field: Research & Teaching
Job Posting: Jun 26, 2020
Job Closing: Jul 6, 2020, 10:59:00 PM