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Call For Applications: Research Assistant Positions

Mon. Nov. 20, 2017

The Six Seasons of the Askiniskow Ithinkwak Project is looking for two Research Assistants: one for their Curriculum Team, and one for their Policy Development And Research Evaluation Team.
More information on each position may be found below.

The Policy Development and Research Evaluation Team invites applications for a Research Assistant to work on the Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak Project. Supported by a SSHRC Partnership grant, the Six Seasons project involves many partners and collaborators engaged in the vital work of reclaiming the languages, histories, and knowledges of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak (Rocky Cree). One aspect of the Policy Development and Research Evaluation Team’s work is to conduct evaluation of the project’s book series and curriculum materials for teachers. In this initial phase, a research assistant will conduct literature searches on evaluation methodologies to support the team’s work in developing evaluation frameworks for the next series of books and training resources to be produced in the Six Seasons project. The research assistant will also assist in developing a database of school teachers willing to participate in the evaluations of these materials in the future. The expectation is that the successful applicant will work 10 hours per week for a total of 120 hours.

Eligibility: undergraduate students who have completed at least 60 credit hours and graduate students from related disciplines including, but not limited to: Public Policy & Public Administration, Education, and Indigenous Studies. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.

Please address your letter of application to Dr. Linda DeRiviere, Department of Political Science. Along with a letter, please include a resumé and the names of two faculty members who have agreed to provide references for you.

Please submit your application and direct any questions to:
Larissa Wodtke, Project Manager, Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak
Email: l.wodtke@uwinnipeg.ca; Phone: 204-786-9351

Closing date for the receipt of applications is December 20, 2017



The Curriculum Team invites applications for a Research Assistant to work on the Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak Project. Supported by a SSHRC Partnership grant, the Six Seasons project involves many partners and collaborators engaged in the vital work of reclaiming the languages, histories, and knowledges of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak (Rocky Cree). The Curriculum Team’s major goals are to create and disseminate curriculum materials for use in schools, aimed at middle years, and to train teachers to use the materials. In this initial phase, research assistants will search academic databases and produce annotated bibliographies on various aspects of Indigenous education. The expectation is that the successful applicant(s) will work 5-10 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks.

Eligibility: undergraduate students who have completed at least 60 credit hours and graduate students from related disciplines including, but not limited to, Education, English, Cultural Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, and/or Writing and Rhetoric. All qualified students are encouraged to apply. In accordance with this project, preference will be given to Indigenous students.

Please address your letter of application to Dr. Doris Wolf, Department of English/Faculty of Education-ACCESS. Along with a letter, please include a resumé and the names of two faculty members who have agreed to provide references for you. Queries and applications should be sent to d.wolf@uwinnipeg.ca.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is December 31, 2017.