June 8, 2021

Research Assistant wanted for the Performance and Business Research Working Group

The Performance and Business Research Working Group (PBRWG) explores aspects of business practice and communications through the lens of performance theory. The Calgary Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a Research Assistant with the PBRWG. This position is an hourly position, approximately 20 hours total, from July to February (based on length of grant funding) with the possibility of more hours if budget is available.

Position Type: Contract / Limited Term

Job Title: Research Assistant - Performance and Business

Number of Positions: 1

Job Start Date: September

Job Location: University of Calgary

Job Description: Calgary Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a Research Assistant. This position is an hourly position, approximately 20 hours total, from July to February (based on length of grant funding) with the possibility of more hours if budget is available.
This position reports to the Institute but will be working with the Performance and Business Research Interdisciplinary Working Group, in connection with a series of seminars and workshops.  The seminars will include researchers from both business and performance disciplines, discussing ways to apply insights of performance theory to business organizations and practices. The workshops will focus on analyzing the use of pitch performances in business settings. Every meeting will have a Zoom element and some meetings will be hybrid Zoom/in person.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Assist in organizing and hosting the seminars and workshops, as needed
Prepare materials for seminars and workshops, including key readings and/or videos, under the guidance of the Performance and Business RWG leadership
Write short research literature reviews, around specific themes
Help build a website for the working group
Application Deadline: July 7, 2021
Applications should include a CV/resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and how you see yourself contributing to the Performance and Business Research Working Group. 

Applicants must be students enrolled during the Fall/Winter 2021-22 Semesters.
Please submit the application to:
Sean Lindsay
Calgary Institute for the Humanities
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
BI 588, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2N 1N4
T: 403.220.7239
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Job Requirements: Qualifications / Requirements
Graduate student preferred (Master or Ph.D. levels)
Interest in performance and/or performance theory
A combination of education, training and experience may be considered
Ability to provide support to other members of the team and related units or teams
Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google tools (Drive, docs, sheets, etc.) is required
Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral), and organizational skills
Open to learning and development, and willing to accept new challenges and assignments

Salary: $20/hour

Posting Start Date: 06/08/2021


Application Deadline: July 7, 2021 11:59 PM

Email applications to: cih@ucalgary.ca

Application Material Required:


Cover Letter

Additional Application Information: Your employment will be governed by the Collective Agreement between the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary and the Graduate Students' Association (if appropriate).

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