Research Assistant
Western University
London, ON
About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

Transforming Education. Transforming lives. We foster informed global citizenship through transformative educational opportunities. We are an engaged academic community guided by the values of integrity and ethics, equity and social justice, and academic and research excellence. We are deeply committed to the delivery of innovative research-intensive and online professional academic programs, which aim to enhance equity and accessibility for all learners; rigorous research defined by high academic and social impact; and culturally and socially responsive service that aims to produce high-quality outcomes that positively affect education and benefit all of society.


The Research Assistant will be responsible for:
  • Literature searching, review and analysis (e.g., systematic review, meta-analysis) regarding competency-based curriculum design and teacher design knowledge
  • Defining/designing competencies of teacher design knowledge
  • Creating an assessment tool for teacher design knowledge

  • Degree (complete or in progress) in Education, Design Studies or relevant fields (e.g., Learning Sciences, Design Studies, Educational Technology)
  • Research expereinces using design based research and digital technologies
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
  • Research skills using research analysis softward (e.g., NVivo, EndNote)
  • Video making for knowledge dissemination
  • Multimodal data analysis
Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.