Job Posting - Research Assistant at Wilfred Laurier University

Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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This position contributes to an ongiong SSHRC-funded research project concerning the depiction of wages in french and English language newspaper editorials and op eds. One research assistant will report to Ellen Russell at Wilfred Laurier University. 


  • colelct relevant newspaper editorials and op eds in a data base
  • develop and maintain coding book
  • maintain research related records and databases
  • enter data according to established guidelines using Nvivo software
  • perform qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • attend research team meetings
  • co-present results at academic conferences
  • participate in writing academic papers


  • PhD or post-doctorate level education in progress in relevant discipline
  • Doctorate level academic background in critical discourse analysis or similar methodologies
  • experience using Nvivo 10 in large-scale research project
  • experience performing qualitative and quantitative discourse analysis
  • excellent research and writing skills
  • proven ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • must speak/write/read either fluent French or English
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset

Length of Employment

Approximately 10 hours per week between August 2015 and July 2016, with the possibiilty of extension


To apply:

Please submit a covering letter staing your experience with Nvivo, CV, and names of three references via email to: 
Ellen Russell, Digital Media and Journalism Program, Wilfred Laurier University: