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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!

*Student Research Assistant Position – Website and Social Media Coordinator*

Position Type: Part time
Job title: Student Research Assistant Position – Website and Social Media Coordinator
Number of positions:
2
Job Start date:
1st May 2022
Job location:
Remote/working from home

Job Description:

The Transforming the Field Education Landscape: Intersections of Research and Practice in Canadian Social Work Field Education research project, led by Project Director Dr. Julie Drolet, invites applications for a Website and Social Media Research Assistant position. This part-time fixed short-term position will be for approximately 4 months with the possibility of extension. This position will be working closely with the Project Management Office (PMO). This position will assist with website updates, social media, monthly newsletters, knowledge mobilization, develop outreach materials, support with webinars, and various other activities related to the project.

Position Description and summary of Responsibilities:

  • Assist with website updates
  • Assist with updating and promoting the project’s social media accounts.
  • Assist with the development of website and social media content.
  • Assist with the creation of various knowledge mobilization documents (i.e. posters, brochures).
  • Support the Project Management office with social media activities.
  • Assist with Knowledge mobilization and integrated knowledge exchange.
  • Assist with newsletter content development.
  • Assist with outreach and events (creating Eventbrite events and managing registration).
  • Assist with knowledge mobilization tracking.

Job Requirements:

  • Registered post-secondary university student (all disciplines).
  • Website design and content experience
  • Social media marketing experience
  • Experience with Word Press is required.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize own workload to meet demands and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Excellent communication via all mediums.
  • Ability to work independently and promote good teamwork.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

Application Information:

Application Deadline: April 28, 2022 11:59 PM.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, any sample of your work related to this post, and names and contact information of two referees by April  28th, 2022 or until the position is filled to tfelproject@ucalgary.ca and Dr. Julie Drolet (jdrolet@ucalgary.ca) and Project Coordinator Dr. Emmanuel Chilanga (emmanuel.chilanga@ucalgary.ca).

Dr. Julie Drolet, Professor
jdrolet@ucalgary.ca; (780) 492-1594
Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
3-250, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

Subject Line: TFEL Website and Social Media 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 through the selection process will be contacted

*New Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity*

Area: Social Work and Field Education
Duration:  1 year
Start Date: June 2022
Salary: $40,000/year plus University of Calgary Plan C Health Insurance Benefits

The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Work Field Education. This position will work at the Faculty of Social Work’s Central & Northern Alberta Region offices, located in Edmonton Alberta.

Job Description:

The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to Professor Julie Drolet’s research partnership in social work field education, through the projects “Transforming the field education landscape: Intersections of research and practice in Canadian social work field education” (funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant). 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, managing a national study in Canada, analyzing qualitative data using Nvivo 12.0, drafting publications and reports, contributing to knowledge mobilization activities (peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, etc.) and other duties as required.

In this role you will be expected to engage in full-time research activities and actively engage in the University of Calgary’s professional development program as opportunities are being offered. The successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to apply for national/international awards, including research grants.

Qualifications:

  • Recent PhD* in social work or related discipline (e.g., social work, counselling or clinical psychology; nursing); and at least one degree in social work (or equivalent).
  • A post-doctoral scholar must commence the appointment within five years of being awarded a Ph.D. degree.
  • Relevant research and practice experience and demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written, analytical and oral communication skills.

*Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines before submitting your application.

Application Details:

Preliminary inquiries by e-mail are welcome. Please contact Dr. Drolet directly if you have questions or interest in applying for this position.

Dr. Julie Drolet, Professor
jdrolet@ucalgary.ca; (780) 492-1594
Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
3-250, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

Please submit your application as a single PDF on or before 11:59 MDT Tuesday June 14, 2022 via email to Dr. Julie Drolet at jdrolet@ucalgary.ca.

Your application must include:
•    A letter of interest describing how your program of research, publication record, teaching and social work practice and experience fits with this position
•    A current curriculum vitae (CV)
•    Copies (unofficial is ok) of diplomas/university certificates;
•    Sample of published work; and,
•    Name and contact information for two (2) references to support your application.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Social Work

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

*NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY*

Position Type: Part Time

Position: Student Research Assistant Position – Qualitative Data Analysis

Application Deadline: March 14, 2022

Job Start Date: March 20, 2022

Description: The Transforming the Field Education Landscape: Intersections of Research and Practice in Canadian Social Work Field Education research project, led by Project Director Dr. Julie Drolet, invites application for a Qualitative Data Analysis Student Research Assistant.

This part-time fixed short-term position will be for approximately 3 months with the possibility of extension.

The Data Analysis Student Research Assistant will be responsible for working with the TFEL research team to analyze qualitative data and summarize major themes collected from national study interviews.

The candidate will also contribute to knowledge mobilization activities such as peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, webinars, workshops, etc. and other duties as required.

Position description and summary of Responsibilities:

  • Thematic analysis of qualitative interview transcripts and determine emergent themes from transcripts.
  • Code transcripts using NVivo software.
  • Produce a comprehensive data report summarizing emergent themes from the analyzed data set.
  • Assist with Knowledge mobilization and integrated knowledge exchange.

Job Requirements:

  • Registered post-secondary university student (all disciplines).
  • Experience with NVivo software.
  • Access to a PC Computer.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize own workload to meet demands and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Excellent communication via all mediums.
  • Ability to work independently and promote good teamwork.

Application Procedure:

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, any sample of your work related to this post, and names and contact information of two referees by March 14th, 2022 or until the position is filled to tfelproject@ucalgary.ca and Dr. Julie Drolet (jdrolet@ucalgary.ca) and Project Coordinator Dr. Emmanuel Chilanga (emmanuel.chilanga@ucalgary.ca).

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

*NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY*

Position: Student Research Assistant

Deadline: January 10th, 2022

Description: The Transforming the Field Education Landscape: Intersections of Research and Practice in Canadian Social Work Field Education research project, led by Project Director Julie Drolet, invites applications for several Student Research Assistant positions in Social Work. These positions will work remotely from home.

Responsibilities include managing research ethics applications and amendments, managing a national study in Canada, analyzing data, drafting publications and reports, contributing to knowledge mobilization activities (peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, webinars, workshops, etc.) and other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in any recognized undergraduate and graduate university program in Canada
  • Relevant research experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Experience in collaborative teamwork, leadership, and training and mentoring of students is an asset

Application Details:

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, any sample of your work related to this post, and names and contact information of two referees by January 10th, 2022 or until the position is filled to tfelproject@ucalgary.ca and Dr. Julie Drolet (jdrolet@ucalgary.ca) and Project Coordinator Dr. Emmanuel Chilanga (emmanuel.chilanga@ucalgary.ca).

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

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