Open to both Internal and external
Faculty (Tenure, Tenure Track, LTC)
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)
Please note that this Research Associate Position is funded by TRU's Integrated Strategic Planning (ISP) grant and supports the pan-university Honours College model and will involve considerable coordination with other ISP/Honours College teams and the Provost Office.
The new TRU Honours College Project invites applications for a Research Associate to gather and analyze data toward the development of a new Honours College on the TRU campus. Specific tasks include the following:
Gather data from current TRU undergraduate students about their ideas, needs, and desires for future honours programming
Consult with on-campus experts and gather data about designing a program that meets the needs of Indigenous learners
Review best practices for recruiting and supporting learners from underserved groups—including first-generation, mature, rural, Indigenous, and students of color
Catalogue existing support resources for faculty professional development around serving the needs of learners from equity-deserving groups—and determine gaps
Catalogue existing student success support resources that could be drawn on to support honours program students—and determine gaps
This is a six-month position. The Research Associate will report to the project leads and work collaboratively with faculty and staff across the university on research, partnership building, and program development. Responsibilities will include data gathering, synthesis, and analysis; writing reports, presentations, and other forms of communication; and other duties as assigned.
The Research Associate will also have opportunities to develop their own related research and receive faculty mentorship from the project leads. This position is eligible for remote work for candidates residing in Canada. Please note that if the successful candidate is not residing in Kamloops, visits to campus are required during the appointment period; travel costs will be reimbursed in accordance with TRU policy.
The position is funded through the Honours College Project under TRU's Integrated Strategic Planning initiative, at an annual salary of $48,000 plus benefits: Medical Services Plan, Extended Medical Services Plan, Dental Plan Insurance, Grouplife Insurance, Accident Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Benefits, and Pension Plan Enrolment.
Candidates with a demonstrated interest in postsecondary educational program development; experience with and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization; and skills in qualitative research are invited to apply. A master's degree in any field is required, along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and strong quantitative research abilities. Please submit a letter of interest that addresses your suitability, including a description of past research accomplishments and how this role fits your future career plans; a CV; and names and contact information of at least two people willing to provide a professional reference.
Experience with postsecondary program development
Experience with postsecondary honours programming
Experience with advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization goals
Experience working with Indigenous peoples
Experience with capacity building, project management, and developing partnerships
Experience with initiatives to boost student success
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Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
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Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.