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Concordia Association of Research Employees (CARE) Posting

Posting period: October 8-25, 2021 

Position title: Research Assistant 

Brief description of duties: 

  •  Providing research support for projects related to the intersections of Music Therapy,  Disability Studies, and Social Justice 
  • Conduct literature, public scholarship, and social justice activism searches  - Organize literature and resources into relevant theme or topic areas 
  •  Conduct basic content analysis and/or prepare annotated bibliographies - Manage references and reference lists in a reference manager such as Endnote - Assist with data generation, analysis, and transcription 
  • Support the preparation of knowledge dissemination and translation materials - Proofreading/editing 
  • Support the preparation of applications (grants, ethics, etc.)  
  • Other research-related activities as required 



  • MA in Creative Arts Therapies - Music Therapy Option is required 
  • Certified Music Therapist (MTA from Canadian Association of Music Therapists) is  required 
  • Research interests in music therapy and social justice activism is required - Strong organizational and writing skills with attention to detail is required - Knowledge of APA7 manual and other similar publication manuals relevant to the social  sciences is required 
  • Ability to work with technology is required 
  • Interest in or familiarity with transcription and caption-generating software, such as Otter.AI is strongly preferred 
  • Familiarity with bibliographic software, such as Endnote, is also preferred - Lived experience of disability is considered an asset 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Cynthia Bruce, MTA 

Salary information and classification:  

  • $23.00/hour 
  • 174 total contract hours 
  • 6 hours per week (work schedule flexible)
  • Total contract salary: $4002.00 

Planned start and end date of appointment: November 1, 2021 – May 20, 2022 Work to be conducted remotely. 

Application instructions: Send CV and cover letter to

University’s Employment Equity statement: 

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to  recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified  candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of  sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification;  candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.


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