Research Assistant – History - #94699

Okanagan College

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Kelowna, BC
Salary: CA$17.88 - CA$22.83 per hour
Contract type: Full time
Position Information

Position Number P02529
Position Title Research Assistant – History
Supervisor Department History
Supervisor Matthieu Caron
Location Kelowna, Vernon
Other Flexible Work Options Eligible for Hybrid Work
Your Opportunity In accordance with Letter of Understanding #3 – Research Projects, and under the direct supervision of the College Professor, the Research Assistant will support research-related activities pertaining to two projects. The first is manuscript editing for a book on the history of Montreal during the twentieth century. The second concerns ongoing research into Vancouver’s political and urban history The position is part-time and highly flexible. Candidates should be available for about 10 hours of work per week
Functions and Duties The Research Assistant will meet regularly with the professor for guidance, feedback, and discussion as they perform the following duties:
1. Producing detailed notes on primary and secondary sources
2. Maintaining databases by adding new content and updating when necessary
3. Collect, record, compile, and summarize literature
4. Assist in identifying prospective subjects for research and passing on information
5. Helping with the preparation and formatting of research manuscript
6. Perform other duties as assigned

Position Specific Functions
Education and Experience Students enrolled in 2nd-year or higher in History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, or Environmental Studies courses as part of an Associate of Arts degree, with knowledge of Canadian and urban history will be preferred Prior work experience is an asset
Skills and Abilities
  • Proven excellent ability to write in academic style required.
  • Current knowledge in research methodology.
  • Excellent research skills with the ability to synthesize data/information and develop/deliver findings and recommendations.
  • Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software applications
  • Works effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Well-developed organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented (rudimentary knowledge of Chicago style).

Position Specific Education and Experience
Desired Start Date 11/15/2023
Position End Date 03/01/2024
Hourly Rate 17.88 - 22.83
Appointment Type Support Non-Regular Student

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