Research Associate

Job description

Research Associate

Date Posted: 06/04/2021
Req ID:4860
Faculty/Division: School of Management
Department: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Rotman School of Management is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and academic excellence at the heart of Canada’s commercial and financial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. We make a fundamental promise - Here’s where it changes - to our students, our partners and the broader community. Everyone at Rotman, faculty and staff, plays a role in bringing that promise to life.

Business Design is Rotman’s approach to learning and acting in innovative ways using human-centered design methods. It allows current and future leaders to learn about what both customers need and stakeholders want. Rotman’s Business Design Initiative (BDI) aims to advance innovation learning and practice so that students, researchers, and industry professionals can successfully tackle real-world business challenges.

Under the supervision of the BDI’s Associate Director, the incumbent will support the centre’s education, research and community building activities, assisting with the preparation of course materials and case studies, co-facilitate MBA workshops, support research projects and co-ordinate BDI events.


Master’s degree in Business Administration.

A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in a client-facing role.
Demonstrated experience with managing external stakeholders.
Direct experience with data gathering, analysis and documentation.
Demonstrated experience with facilitating Business Design workshops.

A strong analytical and strategic thinker.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to advocate and communicate ideas.
Project planning and evaluation skills.
Strong interpersonal and management skills.

Familiarity with Rotman Business Design Methodology will be an asset.
Understanding of university organizations and culture.
Commitment and meaningful experience with the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Support to build a student-centered experience and campus community inclusive of BDI’s broad mandate.

This is a one (1) year term position.

Please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the required qualifications.

Closing Date: 06/11/2021,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Research Associate
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: R01 -- Research Associates (Limited Term): $46,355 - $86,916
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.

Diversity Statement
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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

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: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 6/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time