Research Assistant - PPDR - PNRK

  • Humber College
  • Ontario, Canada
  • May 24, 2024
Faculty and Research

Job Description

Research Assistant - PPDR - PNRK - (29728)


Find Your Spot at Humber 

At Humber, our career paths open up a world of infinite possibilities for you to explore. People are at the heart of the Humber experience. Here, every day we work shoulder to shoulder to deliver excellence, and in doing so, we redefine what it means to be a leader in polytechnic education. Humber employees are a diverse group of committed, caring and fun-loving people.  

We take finding and growing the right talent very seriously. We strive to find and nurture extraordinary employees who bring their best each day.  

If you are interested in working in higher education and are looking to contribute to the largest polytechnic College in Ontario, as we shape the future of our students and communities, here is your opportunity to join our team.  

Job Details

Position Title: Research Assistant

Status: Full-time contract  

Duration of need: 1 year 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Faculty/Department:Program Planning, Development & Renewal 

Campus/Location: North campus 

Salary: Payband 6 - $24.24


What you will do: 

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Program Planning the Research Assistant (RA) role will support Humber’s recognition of prior learning initiatives. The RA will be responsible for the collection, organization, analysis and visualization of data and discipline-specific information related to recognition of prior learning. They will also be responsible for synthesizing the results of their research and communicating key findings to the Associate Dean. The incumbent is accountable for providing data-informed reports and guidelines to ensure the efficient and effective execution of new RPL processes for Humber's academic Faculties.  

This includes being responsible for: 

  • Using various search engines to locate data and information relevant to the projects. 
  • Conducting best practice reviews and summarizing literature
  • Collecting and analyzing data using basic statistical techniques such as means and frequencies
  • Using Microsoft Office applications to develop presentations and visualizations.
  • Collaborating with project team members to develop and administer surveys
  • Attending project meetings 







What you bring to the role: 


Undergraduate degree, preferably in the Social Sciences (e.g. Sociology, Psychology) or Education 

Experience & Skills 

Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant working experience as a research assistant or related role with experience in writing literature reviews, mining data and information, developing presentations, writing detailed and concise summaries, analyzing data using means and frequencies, and developing survey questions. Familiarity with recognition of prior learning framework and practices in higher education is an asset. 

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); experience with MS Access and SPSS considered an asset.
  • Experience with interview and survey design, testing and implementation.
  • Advanced written, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Previous research experience is considered an asset.
  • Experience with internet or library searches considered an asset.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.  
  • Detail oriented with respect to quality and accuracy.  
  • Capable of working independently, while being a collaborative member of the team. 


What’s In it for you?

  • An opportunity to have an impact with a post-secondary institution, poised to do great things.
  • Diverse, hard-working, committed team of people who care about each other. 
  • Tools and technology that will allow you to succeed at your job.
  • Amazing perks
  • Highly supportive work culture 

At Humber College we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it!  Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and a progressive mindset goes a long way at Humber. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Find your Spot at Humber! 

We thank you for your interest in working with Humber College. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements.  

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment.  



Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.  


Anti-Discrimination Statement

At Humber College, all forms of discrimination and harassment are prohibited. Students and employees have the right to study, live and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. If you need assistance on concerns related to discrimination and harassment, please contact the Office of Human Rights and Harassment (

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Position Type: Support - Project of a Non-Recurring Kind

Minimum Salary

: 24.24

Work Locations

North Campus 
205 Humber College Blvd. 
 Etobicoke M9W 5L7

Job Family

: Planning
Duration of Need: 1 year

Job Posting

: 5/23/24
Department: Program Planning, Development & Renewal