Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Job Opportunity Alert! Work-Study RA Position with our Adaptive Games + Inclusive Play project

I can't believe I forgot to post this! Still accepting applications from current, master's level UofT students:

Research Assistant Work/Study Position
We have a work-study position available for a qualified master’s student to come work with us on our kids’ DIY & inclusive design in games project.  If you are a domestic or international Master’s student at the University of Toronto registered in at least 40% of a full course load continuously from May to August, you are eligible to apply.

Here are the details:
We are seeking a research assistant (RA) to participate in the launch of an interdisciplinary project at the Faculty of Information, Semaphore Lab, on children’s do-it-yourself media practices, focusing in particular on children’s user-generated content in video games and questions of inclusion, across multiple populations. These include but are not limited to girls, children with disabilities, rural children, and children of colour.

The RA will assist the Principal Investigator and the Postdoctoral Fellow with a range of activities to support the launch of this project, directly engaging in study design, recruitment, and depending on timing, data collection and analysis. The ideal applicant will possess strong communication skills, an ability to work independently as well as in a team, and an interest in digital games and youth media culture.

Interested applicants can find the posting and instructions by logging into the Career Centre website and searching for Job Order Number: 2013.WS.0664. Alternatively, you can email Professor Sara Grimes at sara[dot]grimes[at]utoronto[dot]ca

This job posting will close end of day on THIS FRIDAY May 17, 2013.