Research Associate (Limited Term) - Sexual Diversity Studies

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Research Associate (Limited Term) - Sexual Diversity Studies

Date Posted: 04/07/2021
Req ID: 3663
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Sexual Diversity Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies invites applications for a Research Associate for an appointment in the newly formed Queer and Trans Research Lab (QTRL). The anticipated start date is August 1, 2021.

The QTRL will gather together researchers, students, artists, community leaders, and activists to tackle some of the most pressing social justice challenges of our times: health inequities in LGBTQ2S+ and QTBIPOC communities, human rights abuses against gay and lesbian communities around the world, the disproportionate murder rate of Black trans women, and the lack of support for queer and trans cultural production.


Leading role in the lab by providing day-to-day operational management; working closely with the Bonham Centre Director to develop and support the infrastructure and participating members of the QTRL; coordinating events, workshops, and annual activities; developing and maintaining annual reporting; and coordinating recruitment and outreach for visiting positions and residencies. Other responsibilities will include: coordinating all project activities; organizing the fellowship and residency programs; identifying and drafting grant opportunities; liaising with community partners to determine goals and priorities; and creating and editing project documents.


The successful candidate : Ph.D. in Sexual Diversity Studies or equivalent field, have demonstrated excellence in sexual diversity studies or related discipline with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity in their work, and a portfolio focusing on developing and supporting faculty research and community outreach.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, interdisciplinary researcher who has a strong background in sexual diversity studies, queer studies, LGBTQ+ studies, and related fields. The candidate will have excellent writing skills, the ability to work well independently, as well as with a diverse team of researchers at different career stages. The extended QTRL research team will consist of faculty researchers, fellows, graduate students, and undergrads. Editorial experience will be an important asset. In addition to experience conducting a research project in queer and trans studies, experience in community outreach.

Applicants should apply online at the link below and include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and three reference names with their contact addresses and phone numbers. For information about the position send email to [email protected]

Closing Date: 04/15/2021,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Research Associate
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: R01 -- Research Associates (Limited Term): $45,491 - $85,295
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time