Political Science

Political Science RA opportunity

Graduate Academic Research Assistant


Dr. Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Indigenous Feminist Studies, is seeking to appoint 1 Graduate Research Assistant, who will work under her direct supervision and will support her research activities. Worth over 25,000$ a year in salary and benefits, this opportunity is available for three years and subject to annual review.



  1. Qualification:


    Required qualifications for RA are excellent writing, organizational and communication skills. Prefer someone interested in doing research on Indigenous issues and/or has some professional experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset. Those appointed must be full time graduate students in the Department of Political Science.


  2. Duties


    Conduct searches and assist in the preparation of literature reviews

    Help coordinate the organization of the annual Indigenous Feminisms Workshop and any other public events not specified

    Liaise with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and academics

    Update the Indigenous Feminism website

    Assist with preparation of written reports and publications

    Assist with preparation research funding proposals

    Other duties as assigned


  3. Training opportunities


Working with Dr. Altamirano-Jimenez offers exciting training and mentorship opportunities to conduct Indigenous comparative research with a focus on body, land, and resource extraction and develop research skills and networks. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Altamirano directly at Isabel@ualberta.ca.


For information regarding the PhD programme and application process, please see the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta website at:  https://www.ualberta.ca/political-science/graduate-programs