The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab on campus, seeks a part-time (typically 10-15 hours per week) U Victoria graduate research assistant with technology-oriented interests and qualifications in humanities research, writing, and digital humanities activities 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 and / or copyediting project documentation and research publications;
  • Assisting in planning and participating in project meetings, events, and consultations;
  • Assisting with planning the Digital Humanities Summer Institute;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required experience and qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a related 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);
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills;
  • Experience working in and proclivity for working in a team environment.
In addition, event planning experience is an asset.

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. Please look at our lab website as well as the sites for our research partnership, INKE, and our training institute, DHSI, for a better sense of our work.

The salary for this position will conform to standard Research Assistant rates, and the position will run September to December 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 immediately, and the position will remain open until a candidate is found. Position subject to funding approval.