University of Calgary
UofC Navigation
Share this Job:

Research Assistant, CDCI, Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning

This job posting is no longer active

Job ID: 14054

Updated: October 27, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation (CDCI) in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Director of the College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation (CDCI), the CDCI Research Assistant will develop communication materials for the Global Challenges courses as well as for other new initiatives within the CDCI. The incumbent will also work in collaboration to support Taylor Institute projects and events.


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with recruitment activities for Global Challenges courses (may include attending events)
  • Acting as a student advocate for CDCI programs and courses
  • Developing a roles and responsibilities profile for a CDCI Student Ambassador
  • Documenting events and designing creative pieces, through photo and video, for the CDCI and greater Taylor Institute team
  • Ability to effectively operate in a professional environment with regards to individual work time, calendar (meetings), projects and interoffice communications

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Global Challenges UNIV 201 course is preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year related experience
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Motivated to contribute ideas to a team as well as work independently
  • Experience using social media, visual editing, and design software
  • Ability to interact professionally with students, faculty, staff and members of the community
  • Demonstrates resourceful, innovative, creative and strategic problem solving skills

Application Deadline:  October 19, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Operational Administrative Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


Need help?

View our Application FAQs for answers to common questions regarding the application and selection process.