Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
We have an opening for a short-term Independent Contractor position for a Researcher, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID) to support our team at the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Ottawa, ON). This position reports to the Manager, Programs and Policy, and will be working on compiling best practices for integrating equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization (EDID) into conferences and events.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year. For more information about the Federation, visit www.ideas-idees.ca.
The Researcher, EDID will work closely with the Manager, Programs and Policy to research, identify and assess EDID best practices for conferences and events. The final deliverables will include a report of the findings, including the list of sources used.
The ideal candidate is a demonstrated competent researcher who is familiar with the academic milieu within which the Federation operates, has an understanding of how conferences and events are organized, and has experience working on EDID initiatives.
This contract will be for approximately 140 hours, and is anticipated to run from December 2020 to January 2021.
The work is to be conducted remotely. The Researcher, EDID is expected to use his/her own computer, internet connection and telephone during the contract. The Federation will provide any additional software that may be required, such as Zoom or other online collaboration tools. Please note that the Federation office is only open on a limited basis due to COVID-19.
About the project
The Federation has recommitted to EDID, and to the necessary leadership and collaborative work to advancing EDID within our scholarly communities, and the work that remains to effect systemic change.
As a step towards addressing these concerns, the Congress Advisory Committee on EDID was established by the Federation’s Board of Directors, to advise the Federation on how to embed EDID in Congress and other Federation events.
The Committee’s mandate is to advise the Federation on (1) strategies to support EDID in Congress and other Federation events, and (2) specific actions the Federation and its members can take, in the short, medium, or longer term. The priorities of the Committee are to:
As part of its report to the Federation, the Committee would like to offer a set of recommendations to the Federation, including best practices for integrating equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization into conference development and delivery.
What you will do
What you need
What you bring
If this opportunity intrigues you and relates to your experience, then we want to hear from you!
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are seeking applications from employment equity groups including but not limited to: persons with disabilities, and Black, Indigenous and/or persons of colour.
This is an immediate contract to be filled, and applications will be assessed as received. Please email your résumé and cover letter indicating how your experience and skill set will contribute to this project, and including expected remuneration, by December 4, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all applications will be acknowledged but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. You must be legally allowed to work in Canada in order to be eligible for this contract.
The Federation is committed to accessibility. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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