Two Position Openings: TRU Data Justice Research Assistant & TRU Environmental Justice Research Assistant due February 9th, 2018

The TRU is hiring! We are a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous lab members and we welcome applications from Indigenous, Black, People of Color, and LGBTQ2S researchers!

Job Description: TRU Data Justice Research Assistant
The Technoscience Research Unit (TRU) at the University of Toronto is searching for a Research Assistant who will work closely with the Director and TRU members on the data justice dimensions of our environmental data justice projects with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region, as well as participate in TRU’s collaboration with the Environmental Data Justice Working Group of the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI).

The TRU is a cross-faculty hub for critical and creative research on the politics of technoscience. The TRU is affiliated with the Faculty of Information, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Women and Gender Studies Institute. The TRU draws together social justice approaches to Science and Technology Studies, with particular strengths in research on environmental justice, decolonial and feminist STS, and data politics. The TRU also co-organizes the Technoscience Salon. The TRU is committed to being a research home for Indigenous, Black, People of Color, and LGBTQ2S researchers. Please visit the TRU’s website for an overview of our members and projects.

Working closely with the Director, the person filling this position will:

Manage our technical projects, co-design and prototyping of new projects, and data visualization

Work collaboratively with TRU Lab members

Attend weekly lab meetings, collaborate on protocols, and contribute to building a value-oriented lab

Participate in and assist in the organization of the Environmental Data Justice Working Group of EDGI

Organize public online events in collaboration with EDGI’s Environmental Data Justice Working Group

Build relationships with other data justice and environmental justice organizations

We are looking for applicants with strong organizational skills, and experience in collaborative work related to data and digital justice. Experience in prototyping, design practices, project management, and technical skills, including coding, database development, and data visualization, would be appreciated. Experience and interest in social justice, anti-racism, decolonial methods, Indigenous research, environmental justice, STS, media studies, civic tech, feminist tech, or a related field are an asset. We welcome academic and non-academic applicants.

The Data Justice Research assistant will work approximately 10 hours a week, starting as soon as they are hired through April 1, 2018 with a possibility of renewal for up to 1 year. Salary is $35/hour plus 4% vacation.

Please send a cover letter and a CV to technoscienceresearch@gmail.com.

Applications will be accepted until February 9th, 2018.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Job Description: TRU Environmental Justice Research Assistant
The Technoscience Research Unit (TRU) at the University of Toronto is searching for a Research Assistant who will work closely with the Director and TRU members on the environmental justice dimensions of our environmental data justice projects with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region, as well as participate in TRU’s collaboration with the Environmental Data Justice Working Group of the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI).

The TRU is a cross-faculty hub for critical and creative research on the politics of technoscience. The TRU is affiliated with the Faculty of Information, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Women and Gender Studies Institute. The TRU draws together social justice approaches to Science and Technology Studies, with particular strengths in research on environmental justice, decolonial practice, feminist STS, and data politics. The TRU also co-organizes the Technoscience Salon. The TRU is committed to being a research home for Indigenous, Black, People of Color, and LGBTQ2S researchers. Please visit the TRU’s website for an overview of our members and projects.

Working closely with the Director, the person filling this position will:

Manage our research into state and corporate environmental data practices and harms

Participate in, and sometimes lead, the collective writing up of our work

Assist in the development of decolonial Lab practices and relationships

Build relationships with other environmental justice, Land/Water Defense projects locally

Work collaboratively with TRU Lab members

We are looking for applicants with experience in environmental justice organizing, environmental data politics, or environmental studies. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience working in  Indigenous and decolonial environmental justice. Applicants should have strong organizational skills, and experience in collaborative research. Experience and interest in social justice, anti-racism, decolonial methods, Indigenous research, community science, community research, civic tech, feminist tech, or a related field are also an asset.

TheTRU Environmental Justice Research Assistant will work approximately 10 hours a week, starting as soon as they are hired through April 1, 2018 with a possibility of renewal for up to 1 year. Salary is $35/hour plus 4% vacation.

Please send a cover letter and a CV to technoscienceresearch@gmail.com.

Applications will be accepted until February 9th, 2018.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.