Job Postings

Job Postings

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!


Position: Part-time Writing and Copy Editor

Deadline: October 4th, 2021 (or until position is filled)

Description: The Writer and Copy Editor will contribute to “Transforming the Field Education Landscape: Intersections of Research and Practice in Canadian Social Work Field Education” (funded by an 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. The main responsibilities include proofreading and editing manuscripts, book chapters, and reports prior to submission for publication, and assisting with the preparation of presentations, webinars, project-related communications, and other duties as required.


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as registered students at the University of Calgary.
  • Applicants are required to have relevant experience in writing and copy-editing of scholarly material and have demonstrated the capacity to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent technical writing skills and exceptional command of grammar, spelling, and punctuation in English.
  • Experience in collaborative teamwork, leadership, and training and mentoring of students is an asset.

Application Details:

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of published or other academic work, and names and contact information of two referees by October 4th, 2021 or until the position is filled to and Dr. Julie Drolet ( and Project Coordinator Dr. Emmanuel Chilanga (

For more information and application details, please click on apply now.

That’s all for now – come back soon to check out our new job opportunities!

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