Job Opportunities at the Taylor Institute

Research Assistant, Nanoscience Program

The Nanoscience Program, Faculty of Science seeks part-time graduate student assistance in its evaluation and enhancement of student learning within the program. The learning environment inside the Nanoscience Program is an authentic science research environment where students from different science programs collaborate on an interdisciplinary nanoscience-related research project. See here for the full job description. Please send a resume/CV and short email cover letter to Hagar Labouta (h.labouta@ucalgary.ca) by October 15, 2017.
 

Learning Technologies Project Assistant

The Learning Technologies Group invites applications for a student (graduate or senior undergraduate) project assistant to provide support to instructors who teach face-to-face, blended or online courses. This role will work closely with other members of the LTG to consult and collaborate with instructors, staff, and graduate students who are integrating technologies such as D2L, Adobe Connect, and others, and in the integration of digital technologies in classroom spaces within the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. See here for full job description. Please submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Marlene Mansell by October 6, 2017.

 

Research Assistant to Assess Students' Experiential Learning in Sustainability Studies Core Courses (Sept 2017-Sept 2018)

The Office of Sustainability seeks a graduate research assistant to assess student experiential learning in the four core courses of the new Embedded Certificate in Sustainability Studies beginning in the fall of 2017 at the University of Calgary. Students will engage in interdisciplinary experiential learning and research opportunities on and off-campus. The purpose of this project is an inquiry into student learning in sustainability, to better understand and evaluate the nature and value of student experiential learning in campus and community-partnered research projects, and to develop assessment tools for future instructors of the team-taught core courses, the larger goal is to ensure students are offered the greatest learning opportunities and outcomes possible. The Research Assistant’s (GARs) will help develop the assessment tools for this project, work with students in the core courses to determine their learning outcomes, and present the findings of this project at an end-of-year event where students will also showcase their work in these sustainability projects. See here for full job description.  Questions and applications should be sent to Sarah Skett in Sustainability Studies: sscskett@ucalgary.ca

 

Research Assistant to Facilitate and Analyze Think-Alouds in SoTL Project with Surgeons (Jan - Dec 2018)

A team of surgeons conducting a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project funded by a University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grant seeks a graduate student with experience in conducting think-alouds (or think-aloud protocols, or talk-alouds).  The data collection and analysis--with surgical residents as the students--will occur from January to December 2018, but ideally the RA would begin earlier to become oriented to the project and the team. If interested, the RA would also have an opportunity to join the team in the operating room as part of the orientation to the project.  Applicants should submit a CV/resume and a cover letter identifying relevant areas of experience and expertise to Tiffany Doherty (tldohert@ucalgary.ca), the Office Manager of the Taylor Institute's Academic Director.

Research and Program Evaluation (Ongoing)

The Taylor Institute regularly seeks part-time undergraduate or graduate student assistance in its evaluation, enhancement, and development of programs and activities.  RAs are asked to, for example, research and prepare lit reviews and annotated bibliographies, conduct interviews and focus groups, work with data (e.g., transcribing, coding, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data), and/or work with technology (e.g., website maintenance).  Interested students may submit a CV/resume and a cover letter identifying specific areas of expertise and interest related to the above for us to keep on file as new opportunities arise. Submit these materials to Tiffany Doherty (tldohert@ucalgary.ca), the Office Manager of the Taylor Institute's Academic Director

Taylor Institute (TI) University Teaching Certificate Program Assistant

The TI University Teaching Certificate Program Assistant will contribute to the Taylor Institute’s ongoing development of teaching and learning capacity at the University of Calgary. This position will support the implementation and evaluation of the newly offered certificates in University Teaching and Learning for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. See here for full job description.

Graduate Research Assistant (RA) 

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TI) invites applications for a Graduate Research Assistant (RA) for a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research study on curriculum review. This position is for 12 months, with the possibility of extension. This is a recurring part-time position. Recurring part-time employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule. The RA will be responsible for supporting a research project on the impact of curriculum mapping on instructors and students in an undergraduate health science program. Responsibilities will include conducting a literature review, contacting study participants, conducting interviews, transcribing interview recordings, implementing surveys, participating in data analysis, and writing up the results of the study.  The RA will be invited to collaborate on dissemination of the results of the study. Interested graduate students please submit a statement of interest and CV to Dr. Patti Dyjur (pdyjur@ucalgary.ca) and Dr. Fabiola Aparicio-Ting (feaparic@ucalgary.ca) by November 9, 2017. See here for full job description