Research Assistant(s)

University of Saskatchewan

Primary Purpose:We are looking for a creative, self-directed student to serve as a research assistant for the WGST Open Pedagogies Project. This project intends to develop an open-source WordPress site aimed at sharing curated projects in service of the Queer Theory, Gender Diversity, and Sexualities Studies Certificate which is housed in Women’s and Gender Studies. Content will include class projects on topics of queer theory, feminist theory, media studies, community-engaged research, critical race studies, and intersections among and beyond these areas.

Nature of Work:This position is for one or two students, depending on expertise. For example, we are looking for students skilled in two distinct, but overlapping areas: 1) web design and development; and 2) coaching and supporting undergraduate students in skills related to online design, video and audio editing, data visualization, knowledge mobilization, etc. and then working with students to complete and upload projects. We invite applicants skilled in either of these areas or both to apply for this position.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities:

  • Design and develop a website that will house open-source projects for various WGST courses
  • Coach undergraduate students in areas of knowledge translation and mobilization. This includes outputs such as infographics, audio files, videos, and other scholarly and creative outputs that can be housed on the project website.
  • Create reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Logistical support for project and partners
  • Participate in dissemination activities (workshops, presentations, etc.)
  • The successful candidate will work remotely

Experience:Undergraduate or graduate student in Arts and Science, Law, Edwards School of Business, or Johnson Shoyama. Special consideration will be given to students with lived experience of 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous, racialized, and other minoritized communities.


  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppressive Knowledge: Have demonstrated knowledge of culturally and racially diverse communities and supporting anti-oppressive principles and practices, particularly in relation to gender and sexuality.
  • Collaboration:Able to work with undergraduate students and collaborators (student and faculty) from various areas and disciplines.
  • Communication and Digital Literacy:Exceptional written and verbal  communication skills, online and digital literacy (fluency in web design, data visualization, other online expertise).
  • Training and Coaching: Ability to work with undergraduate students to develop research capacity and support the use of creative and mixed methods for assignment output.
  • Independence and Dependability:Able to work independently, follow timelines and meet project expectations and deadlines.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Rachel Loewen Walker at [email protected] .

Please submit resume and
cover letter by December 16.


Department: Political Studies

January 5, 2023 – August 31, 2023 (with possibility
of extension) 
Employment Group:

Salary Phase/Band:
Salary Band 1

Posted Date:

Closing Date:

Number of Openings:
Work Location: May be eligible for hybrid work under the terms of USask’s Alternative Workspace Guidelines

The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where ‘Yes’ is indicated below. Further information is available at:

Criminal Record Check: Not Applicable
Driver’s License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable
Education/Credential Verification: Not Applicable
Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable

Please review the University of Saskatchewan’s health and safety requirements for faculty, staff andstudents in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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