Research Associate II

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Research Associate II

Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice

Temporary full-time (28 hours/week) from February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022
Hiring #: 2020-0436

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We are seeking a full-time (4 days/ week) Research Associate II to join our team to support research at the Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph. This position will play a key role in a few interconnected research projects at the Centre related to experiences of access, social change, and technology in the arts sector.

This position will include working closely with Re•Vision Centre’s Academic and Managing Directors to undertake projects such as Bodies in Translation (BIT), Practising the Social and other Re•Vision research and accessible Knowledge Mobilization (KmB) materials related to creative, pedagogical and technological interventions/practices.

The Research Associate will pivot to oversee and produce a range of classroom and public facing modules, translating the research outputs across the years of the BIT grant to be housed on the BIT Knowledge Platform. The Knowledge Platform is the major output of the grant and the Research Associate II will be critical in developing the pedagogical modules that will ensure the successful uptake of BIT research outputs in classrooms, scholarly networks, and professional programs across Canada and internationally.

Other responsibilities will include supporting the mounting of an online, arts-based gathering Practising the Social in the Fall of 2021, and liaising with research teams to coordinate meetings, track communication flow, and support Re•Vision KmB by producing newsletters for both BIT and Re•Vision.


Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Art is a SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant and is the flagship grant of the Re•Vision Centre. BIT is a research project that creates collaborative partnerships between artists, arts organizations, activists, scholars, and educators. We cultivate activist art produced by disabled, d/Deaf, fat, Mad, and E/elder people through a decolonizing lens with the goal of expanding understandings of vitality and advancing social justice.

Practising the Social: Entanglements of Art and Justice is a BIT-supported SSHRC-funded Connection Grant designed to host an online gathering and produce a scholarly publication in both digital and traditional formats. This event was originally scheduled for the spring of 2020 and will be reconceptualized as an online event for Fall 2021. The event will feature contributors from across Canada, the US, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand and to bring together academics and practitioners to engage in discussion and creative discovery about the entanglements between art and social justice, and explore the methodological challenges, possibilities, and tensions that define these academic fields and range of social practices.

Requirements of the position include:

  • Master’s degree in social science, humanities or related field (PhD graduate preferred) with some related research experience working in a community-based, interdisciplinary environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to critical analysis of disability, gender, social class, sexuality, race/ethnicity, Indigeneity, body size (fatness) and age is required
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills along with a track record of publication in academic journals is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in research teams and to write technical research reports would be strong assets
  • Knowledge of accessible KmB practices would also be an asset
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment

Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice encourages applications from disabled, Mad, fat, aging/ aged, Indigenous, BPOC and LGBTQI people and all people who are marginalized in the workplace.

This appointment is regularly performed on- campus but will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations

Classification Grant/ Trust fund position, Band P03
GTP Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2021 01 04
Closing Date: 2021 01 18