An interdisciplinary research project on campus seeks a part-time (typically 10-15 hours per week) U Victoria research assistant with technology-oriented interests and qualifications in humanities research, writing, and digital humanities activities–as well as event planning experience–for a limited term.

Specific duties may include one or more of the following:

  • Researching existing projects and platforms within the area of open scholarship;
  • Drafting project documentation and publications;
  • Assisting in planning and participating in project meetings and consultations;
  • Assisting with planning the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and providing operational assistance throughout the event (first two weeks of June);
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required experience and qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a related Undergraduate or Graduate program;
  • Humanities-based research experience;
  • Competency in standard word processing suites as well as with basic content management systems (e.g. WordPress) and social media tools (e.g. Hootsuite);
  • Event planning experience with exceptional organizational and communication skills;
  • Experience working in and proclivity for working in a team environment

This position will be based in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can work both independently and with a consultative research team.

The salary for this position will conform to standard Research Assistant rates, and the position will run January 2021 to 31 July 2021, with possibility for renewal.

Applications, comprising a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three referees, may be sent electronically to <>. Applications will be reviewed beginning 4 December 2020, and the position will remain open until a candidate is found. Position subject to funding approval.