The Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) is recruiting a Research Assistant (RA) to support research and engagement initiatives to promote meaningful refugee participation in the governance of the global refugee regime. This position will build from earlier work on the politics of refugee participation, as detailed in this research paper, and will contribute to LERRN’s support of R-SEAT and RAN Canada. Working under the supervision of James Milner, LERRN’s Project Director, and in collaboration with another RA, the RA will provide research and coordination support to advance this area of work and to develop future opportunities.
Duration: 240 hours over the Fall and Winter Terms (10 hours per week)
Location: Ottawa, Canada, with the option of virtual work arrangements
Start date: 29 September 2021
Remuneration: C$20 to $25 per hour, depending on experience
Application deadline: 20 September 2021 @ 9am Ottawa time
Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Project Director and in collaboration with another RA, the successful candidate will:
- Conduct literature reviews and other research tasks relating to refugee participation in the governance of the global refugee regime
- Provide research and coordination support to R-SEAT and RAN Canada
- Contribute to the development of future opportunities to understand and enhance the meaningful participation of refugees in the governance of the global refugee regime
- Support the preparation of a funding proposal to support the next phase of this work
- Enrolled in a graduate degree program at Carleton University for the 2021-22 academic year
- Demonstrated research experience relevant to the position
- Demonstrated knowledge of the politics of the global refugee regime
- Evidence of strong research and writing skills relating to the focus of the position
While all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to applicants with individual lived experience of displacement.
Application process: Submit the following by e-mail to NadeeaRahim@cmail.carleton.ca by 9:00 Ottawa time on Monday, 20 September 2021:
- Cover letter
- Writing sample relevant to the nature of the position
- Name and e-mail address for one academic reference
Short-listed candidates will be contacted by 5pm on 21 September 2021 to discuss next steps in the recruitment process.
Funding for this position is generously provided by the Migration Policy Research Group at Carleton University.