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Research assistant – casual position

Start date: Will commence when a suitable candidate is found

Application deadline: Will remain until filled

Supervisor: Dr. Eliana El Khoury

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This project will involve communicating with participants and collecting data through interviews.

Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

  • literature review
  • workshop design
  • data collection instrument design
  • project management (data collection, data analysis and interpretation, report writing and preparation of manuscripts for publication)
  • assist with the development and organization of study documentation, forms, and resources
  • regularly meet with the Principal Investigator and/or Research Team

The successful candidate will work with, and directly report to, Dr. Eliana Elkhoury at Athabasca University.

All meetings and individual and collaborative work will be conducted online.


  • Graduate student or graduate degree
  • Experience with qualitative research
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have experience conducting interviews, teaching and using alternative assessments. Knowledge of assessment pedagogies is preferable.
  • Good communication skills required
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Familiarity with qualitative/quantitative methods

How to apply

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their application by email to Dr. Eliana Elkhoury at Applications should include (as a single PDF file) a brief cover letter that summarizes your skills, interests and experience and a current resume.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Athabasca University and the researchers are committed and seek to support equity in employment and research opportunities. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ people, women, and other historically marginalized groups. Applicants are welcome, but not required, to self-identify in their letter of application.

For more information on this Research Assistant Opportunity, please contact Eliana Elkhoury, PhD at

Eliana Elkhoury, PhD
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Assistant Professor, Distance Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Tel: 1-877-798-1901
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3, Canada