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Job Posting: Research Assistant for the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching, and Research

August 31, 2016
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The Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching, and Research (CELLTR) is looking for a Research Assistant working with Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos, CELLTR Director and Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Faculty of Education, to perform the following duties in relation to the International Teaching Assistants program:

  • Conduct literature review
  • Assist instructors with session preparation and delivery (i.e., facilitate small group TA discussions; photocopying; data projection setup)
  • Plan and conduct informal observations of TA development sessions
  • Open the centre and enable access to centre facilities to instructors and TAs, as well as close up, lock, and alarm the centre on designated dates (including Saturdays and weekday afternoons and evenings)
  • Assist with the development of data collection instruments and activities, and data analysis
  • Attend Project team meetings

The preferred candidate is a Master or Doctoral student in good standing in their program assessing the following:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Familiarity and experience with qualitative research methods and ethics
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software (MS Word, Excel, etc)
  • Research interest in language and/or literacy teaching and education across the disciplines 
  • Teaching experience at the university level as a TA 
  • Previous participation in the ITA program is an asset

The position begins September 10th, 2016 and goes through to May 4th, 2017. Pay is $25 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week. 

To apply please email celltrdr@sfu.ca with a cover letter, current CV, and the name of one faculty reference. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.

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