Queer Listening Researcher – 1 RA position — Dec 31, 2021


This position is for a SpokenWeb-affiliated project entitled “Listening Queerly Across Generational Divides.” While this project is different from the official SpokenWeb project, Research Assistants will have the possibility of participating in SpokenWeb programming and related activities.

Posted On: November 25, 2021

Deadline: Until the Position Is Filled

The SSHRC Insight Development research project “Listening Queerly Across Generational Divides,” led by Principal Investigator Dr. Mathieu Aubin (Department of English), is seeking a candidate to participate in the research of queer-inflected literary events held in Montreal and Vancouver in the 1980s.

We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of gender and sexuality studies, including Canadian queer history. Knowledge of French is an asset.

The work will be well suited for someone who feels comfortable working by themselves and enjoys connecting virtually with a team of undergraduate and Master’s students, while receiving guidance and mentorship from the project leader.

How Will the Candidate Benefit from this Opportunity?

This project will give the research assistant an opportunity to develop their expertise in Canadian queer history and play an instrumental role in developing the project’s research questions. The candidate will also have the opportunity to co-deliver a presentation at an academic conference with the project leader. This work will be helpful for the candidate as they pursue research-related roles after their studies.

Description of Job Duties

Primary responsibilities of the position may include the following:

  • Be the primary listener/researcher of the literary audio collections and share research insights about the collection with the team;
  • Produce an annotated bibliography of LGBTQ2+ literature for use by the team;
  • Help shape the types of questions asked during oral history interviews.

Salary & Eligibility

Position open to any student in good standing. Rate to be determined by the Collective Agreement for 6-10 hours per week until May 31st, 2022.



How to Apply

Send a statement of interest, including information about relevant experience, and a resume to: Dr. Mathieu Aubin at mathieu.aubin@concordia.ca. We look forward to receiving your applications!


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