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Call for applications: Project Coordinator & Student Research Assistant

Faculty of Social Work

Area: Social Work Journal Publication

Duration: Approximately 12 months

Start Date: September, 2022

The project “Integrating Research Training via the Development of a Social Work Journal ‘Transformative Social Work” invites applications for a Project Coordinator & Student Research Assistant position. This position can work remotely from home due to Covid-19. This is a part-time opportunity for up to 10 hours per week.

Job Description:
The main focus of this position is to assist with the development and implementation of a new Faculty of Social Work Journal ‘Transformative Social Work’. Transformative Social Work is a scholarly refereed open access journal designed to exchange knowledge and promote transformation in the field of social work. The journal aims to advance theoretical understanding, share policy, and inform practice, and welcomes submissions from all areas of social work. Collaborations with other disciplines on social work-related issues are welcome.

Other responsibilities include managing research ethics applications and amendments, conducting interviews and analyzing data, drafting publications and reports, training and mentoring practicum students, collaborating with team members and social work academic, contributing to knowledge mobilization activities (peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, webinars, workshops, etc.) and other duties as required.

Qualifications:
• Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited Social Work program in Canada.
• Applicants should have a strong interest in academic publishing and knowledge mobilization.
• Minimum 2-years of experience in a research setting.
• Prior experience with qualitative interviews and qualitative data analysis.
• Strong organizational and coordination skills.
• Strong communication skills (written and interpersonal).
• Flexibility, commitment, and ability to plan meetings (scheduling, location, recruiting participants).
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically MS Word, Power Point, and Excel.
• Experience with ZOOM and Microsoft Teams.
• Experience working in academic journal development or management is a strong asset.
• Experience with NVivo is a definite asset.
• Experience using PeopleSoft or similar program is a strong asset.

Application Details:
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample of published or other academic work, and names and contact information of two referees by September 30th to: tfelproject@ucalgary.ca.
Subject Line: Project Coordinator Application – Name

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes; please note that only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Job Posting Document 

Call for applications: Social Work Student Research Assistants

Position Description

Area: Social Work and Field Education

Duration: Approximately 4 months

Start Date: September 2022

The Transforming the Field Education Landscape invites applications for several Student Research Assistant positions in Social Work. These positions can work remotely from home due to Covid-19. In addition, applicants can apply for an Advisory position (one-year term, 3-5 hours a month): a) Anti-Racism Advisory, b) Green Social Work Advisory, c) Student Advisory by indicating their interest in the cover letter.

Job Description:
The student research assistants will contribute to “Transforming the Field Education Landscape: Intersections of Research and Practice in Canadian Social Work Field Education” (funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant) led by Project Director Dr. Julie Drolet. The goal of this partnership is to integrate research and practice in the preparation of the next generation of social workers by developing partnered research training initiatives that enhance student and trainee research practice knowledge and applied skill development.

Responsibilities include managing research ethics applications and amendments, contributing to a national study to inform the development of sustainable models of field education, planning events, drafting outreach materials, publications and reports, creating digital stories, and contributing to knowledge mobilization activities (peer-reviewed publications, presentations, webinars, workshops, etc.) and other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited Social Work program in Canada (graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply).
  • Applicants are required to have relevant practice research experience, and demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Applicants must be available to work on a part-time basis.

Application Details:

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample of published or other academic work, and names and contact information of two referees by Sept 22, 2022 to: tfelproject@ucalgary.ca

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes; please note that only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Reach out!

Student research assistants and postdoctoral scholars are invited to participate in our partnered training and mentoring activities through various research activities and other events. TFEL recruits multiple student research assistants and postdoctoral scholars in every academic semester. Job postings can be found here.

Student research assistants are involved in coordinating project activities, developing training resources, creating digital stories, conducting literature reviews, recruiting research participants, analyzing survey and interview data, writing various reports, and contributing to planning virtual events, workshops, and webinars. It’s even possible for these paid student research assistant positions to be used as paid practicum opportunities!

Postdoctoral scholars are contributing to TFEL through the three streams of research activities: 1) digital storytelling; 2) national study; and 3) applied practice research. Activities include, but are not limited to, managing research ethics applications and amendments, facilitating a national study and other surveys relevant to the project, analyzing data, supervising and training students, drafting publications and reports, contributing to knowledge mobilization activities such as conference presentations, and other research activities.

We strongly encourage you to apply and reach out to us if you have any questions!

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