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Research Assistant (req5077)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: Indigenous Studies 
Location: Saskatoon 
Status: Term
Employment Group: Graduate Students - PSAC
Posted Date: 10/10/2019
Closing Date: 10/24/2019 
Number of Openings:

Rate of Pay: $20.04/hr
Required Number of Hours: 12 hrs per week
Duration of Employment: October 28, 2019 to April 30, 2020

Dr. Robert Henry is looking for a qualified graduate student to work as a Research Assistant for a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant titled – Decolonizing sport: Indigeneity, hockey, and Canadian nationalism. The qualified candidate will work closely with Dr. Robert Henry to conduct interviews and ethnographic research activities, as well as qualitative data analysis. The qualified candidate will be a part of a national team that is exploring multiple prongs of Indigenous hockey in Canada, with Dr. Robert Henry leading the youth component.

Duties: In the appointment of Research Assistant, your general duties and responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Research, preparing reports, writing papers, laboratory support, literature/library research, administrative tasks and provision of other research support and assistance
  • Participate in the collection of data through interviews and ethnographic research observations
  • You will report to Dr. Robert Henry, Department of Indigenous Studies

Qualifications (Skills and Abilities): Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in Indigenous Studies. Individuals should have experience in qualitative research methods and data analysis. Exceptions will be made if applicants can show these skills who are currently enrolled in a Master’s program.

Must be registered in a graduate program.

To Apply:

  • Interested applicants must include the following in their application: cover letter and curriculum vitae via email to: 
  • Apply via email to: no later than October 24, 2019
  • Inquiries for this position can be directed to Dr. Robert Henry

Where a graduate student is appointed to this position, it will be in scope of PSAC


The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.