Job Posting: Graduate Research Assistantships

The Institute of IslamicStudies seeks to hire two Research Assistants to support the Muslims in Canada Data Initiative (MiCID). The successful candidates will work closely with the data teams on the MiCDI project titled 'Study of Muslims in Canada' (SMiC).


We invite you to read the details below and apply to this exciting opportunity with the Institute of Islamic Studies.


 

Graduate Research Assistantship: Islamophobia Index Development (400 hours)


Area of Research

The study of Islam and Muslims in Canada


Description of Duties

This Research Assistantship (RAship) will invite a graduate student to work closely with a MiCDI data team member to develop an index measuring Islamophobia. The role would include qualitative data analysis, conceptualization and operationalization of focal phenomena, and preliminary testing of developed indexes.


Duties include:

  • Weekly meetings with supervisor

  • Collecting and coding qualitative reports

  • Synthesizing findings

  • Collecting quantitative survey measures

  • Development of index measures


Required Qualifications

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student in a social sciences or humanities field. Applicant must be trained in qualitative data analysis and be familiar with social science surveys and measures.


Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted electronically to ssarah.shah@mail.utoronto.ca by the application closing date.


Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter with a statement of interest;

  2. a current curriculum vitae;

  3. names and email addresses for two references.

After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants.


Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until filled. However, no hiring decision will be made prior to ten working days following the date the vacancy was posted.


Closing date for Applications: August 15, 2022


Supervisors:

  • Anver M. Emon, Director, Institute of Islamic Studies

  • Sarah Shah, Data Team, Muslims in Canada Data Initiative, Institute of Islamic Studies

Expected Start and End Date:

September 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023


A PDF version of this posting is available here


 

Graduate Research Assistantship: Study of Muslims in Canada (SMiC) (50 hours)


Area of Research

The study of Islam and Muslims in Canada


Description of Duties

The RA’s primary role will be to support the Study of Muslims in Canada (SMiC) data team in developing the survey questionnaire. The RA would work directly with their supervisor on the below tasks.


Duties include:

  • Weekly meetings with supervisor

  • Identifying main concepts to operationalize

  • Collecting quantitative survey measures

  • Reviewing final survey measure


Required Qualifications

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student in a social sciences or humanities field. Applicant must be familiar with social science surveys and measures.


Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted electronically to ssarah.shah@mail.utoronto.ca by the application closing date.


Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter with a statement of interest;

  2. a current curriculum vitae;

  3. names and email addresses for two references.

After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants.


Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until filled. However, no hiring decision will be made prior to ten working days following the date the vacancy was posted.


Closing date for Applications: August 15, 2022


Supervisors:

  • Anver M. Emon, Director, Institute of Islamic Studies

  • Sarah Shah, Data Team, Muslims in Canada Data Initiative, Institute of Islamic Studies


Expected Start and End Date:

September 10, 2022 – December 20, 2022


A PDF version of this posting is available here