Dr. Caroline Hodes, Department of Women & Gender Studies, is currently seeking a Research Assistant to work on a project about the material and digital culture of law with an emphasis on Indigenous rights and title cases. The successful candidate will assist with interviewing litigants, lawyers and archivists about the contents and storage of legal documents and their roles in different court cases.
This project is funded by the University of Lethbridge CREDO program and has received approval by the HPRC in accordance with University of Lethbridge policy and the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.
To be eligible you must be enrolled as an MA, PhD or currently be an exceptional senior undergraduate student at the University of Lethbridge, a JD or JID student enrolled in a Canadian law school or a student in archival science with an interest in legal documents.
All applicants must have excellent grades, exemplary organizational skills, have strong interpersonal skills, a strong interest in Indigenous rights and title, some experience in qualitative interviewing and recruiting research participants, and be comfortable using digital technology.
Some understanding of trauma informed, reflexive, relational ethics an asset, but not required. Applicants, however, must have an interest in developing these skills.
All applications are welcome, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Act, s. 10.1 (a).
To apply please submit the following to email@example.com:
- A cover letter identifying who you are, why you are interested in the position, and any experience that you think would contribute to the research project.
- A copy of your resume
- An unofficial transcript showing your enrolment status, degree and grades
- A sample of written work, this can be a course paper or publication
Deadline for Submissions
Applications will be considered until December 15th, 2021. Thank you to all applicants in advance, but only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.
Spring 2022 possibility of continuing through summer and fall of 2022.
$7, 200 ($2, 400 per term) over 1 year inclusive of benefits and vacation pay.