The Games Institute is Hiring an RA to work with our Anti-Racism, Decolonization, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ADE) Committee!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Games Institute's ADE Committee is seeking a Research Assistant for the winter term to assist with our upcoming speaker series. Please see the details below and share widely.

Job Title: Research Assistant
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gerald Voorhees
Co-Investigator: Dr. Daniel Harley
Location: Games Institute, University of Waterloo
Contact: Dr. Daniel Harley <>

Brief description: We are seeking a Research Assistant to collaborate on the organization, promotion, knowledge mobilization, and knowledge translation for an upcoming SSHRC-funded Speaker’s and Workshop Series at the Games Institute focused on anti-racism, decolonization, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Salary: University of Waterloo hourly rates for RAs at Undergraduate, Master’s or
Doctoral level.

Primary Purpose:
Led by the Anti-Racism, Decolonization, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ADE) Committee of the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo, we are preparing a SSHRC-funded speakers and workshop series that foregrounds the knowledge, experiences, and perspectives of individuals from equity-deserving groups to deliberately engage with the systemic barriers and exclusions that continue to exist within games scholarship and games communities. The successful applicant will be responsible for variety of organizational and knowledge mobilization tasks, collaborating with researchers to help curate and mobilize a body of knowledge that provides members of our communitiesboth locally and nationallywith the fundamental understanding, critical questions, and practical skills to address current challenges identified across the games industry.

Duties: Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Organize and maintain documentation of each event, both for ongoing
promotional work and for knowledge mobilization
Coordinate, with PI, the knowledge mobilization and knowledge translation for
each event (e.g., writing summaries, key takeaways, action items, etc. for diverse
stakeholders and audiences).
Collaborate with Games Institute staff to support ongoing organizational and
logistical tasks for the speakers and workshop series.
Participate in generating and delivering promotional material (e.g., for
community announcements, for social media, etc.)

Undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD students are welcome to apply
Minimum one year demonstrated experience in an academic research
environment is preferred
Prior experience disseminating academic work in journals or at conferences is an
asset but not required
Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
Proven ability to collaborate and work in groups.
Proven aptitude for attention to detail.
Intermediate computer skills and knowledge of software applications used in an
office/lab setting, including Word and Excel.

Time commitment: Approximately 8 to 10 hours/week, one semester minimum

How to Apply: The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, racialized people, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Dr. Daniel Harley ( with the materials below. Review of applications will begin December 8th, 2022.
1. Resume or CV
2. Unofficial transcript
3. Academic writing sample