Closing Date: September 23, 2022

Communications & Administrative Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY: The Borders in Globalization research program is looking to hire a part-time Communications & Administrative Assistant. The successful applicant will play a pivotal role in the day-to-day communication operations of the research program and provide administrative support to the Program Manager. This position requires the successful applicant to be an active member of the office community and assist with all aspects of our communications portfolio including social media, website, newsletters, and mailouts, as well as provide general administrative assistance as needed.

Communications (70%):
– Design content for social media platforms including visual and written content
– Update and maintain social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
– Assist with the promotion of both the digital and the physical versions of our open access, peer-reviewed journal, BIG_Review
– Assist with the development and publication of our quarterly newsletter (Mailchimp platform)
– Regularly update the website (WordPress)

Administration (30%):
– Maintain accurate and updated tracking of all BIG activities – publications, events, media appearances, and other outputs as directed
– Assist with travel and budget reimbursements
– Compile agenda and supporting materials for advisory board meetings
– Organize regular mailouts of our physical publications
– Conduct other administrative office duties as needed.

– Strong working knowledge of social media and research tools including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Exceptional organization and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
– Ability to work autonomously, with a defined set of duties
– Strong interpersonal communication skills
– Teamwork and a positive attitude are essential

– We are looking for someone who is available for up to 10 hours per week during the 2022/2023 academic year (ending April 2023) with the possibility of extending through the summer.
– The position is valued at $17.50/hour (+4% vacation pay).
– BIG is housed at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to Program Manager Stephanie Gruhlke at [email protected] with the subject line “Communications & Administrative Assistant.”

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Post-Doctoral Fellow

POSITION SUMMARY: The University of Victoria invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Borders Studies at the School of Public Administration and the Centre for Global Studies under the supervision of Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly. BIG Fellowships provide individuals the opportunity to be integrated into an international network of scholars. Job responsibilities focus around the coordination and management of the BIG Database and Jean Monnet Network database projects including: coordinating the research team of undergraduate and graduate level research assistants, updating the database codebooks, managing the database software, and reviewing, editing, and contributing to publications associated with the database project. Other duties may include: teaching online courses and organizing conferences, workshops, seminars, and summer schools. 

-PhD in Social Sciences or Humanities, with a dissertation written in English
-Familiarity with Border Studies, border literatures, and/or related disciplines
-Experience and competency using MyQSL software
-Experience editing or reviewing publications
-Comfort working with both qualitative and quantitative methodologies
-Effective oral and written communication skills
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Demonstrated research productivity (peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations)
-Ability to work autonomously and take a lead role on projects under the supervision of the principal investigators and project manager.
-Previous experience working on database construction is considered an asset

-The position is full time for one year. Start date is negotiable but no later than January 9th, 2023.  
-We offer a three-month probationary salary of $40,000 per year. Following the successful completion of the probationary period, the salary increases to $45,000 per year.
-The successful candidate will be provided shared office space at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send all material to [email protected] addressed to Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly with “Post-Doc Fellow Application in the subject line.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: