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Dr. Marina Palaisti is hiring three Research Assistants!

Have you ever wondered why is there so much prejudice around math? Have you asked yourself how pre-existing stereotypes and taboos affect one’s view of math? Are you enthusiastic about seeking answers and excited to be part of a research group of diverse disciplines?

Three part-time student Research Assistant positions available to conduct research in the topic “Why do I hate math? An exploration of stereotypes in a math classroom” under the supervision of Dr. Palaisti. Duties would include conducting bibliographical research, seeking innovative ways to think of established problems, executing and implementing the research plan and participating in group meetings.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Must be registered at Huron University College as an undergraduate student in a minimum 60% course load (40% course load for students with disabilities).
  • Must have interest in humanities/social sciences and knowledge of psychology, political science, sociology or similar fields.
  • Must have enrolled or currently be enrolled in a math course.

Skills, Abilities & Expertise

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about the research topic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to comprehend research papers in a small amount of time
  • Ability to organize time, meet deadlines, and communicate barriers
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve goals
  • Personable and courteous in working relationships
  • Experience conducting and/or supporting research in the humanities or social sciences would be considered an asset


Please forward a letter of interest, a resume, and the name of one potential academic and/or professional reference to: Marina Palaisti (mpalaist@uwo.ca) with subject line “RA application – Full name”.

Applications are due October 2, 2020.