Teaching Research Assistant for COMM 3610 I (Visual Communication for Information Designers I) who will help develop and adjust the curriculum and support students in their material project plans and development (70 hours of support).

About the Role

The Department of Information Design in the School of Communication Studies invites applications for a teaching research assistant for the Fall 2018 term, September through December, 2018. The department is looking for candidates who are in their 4th year of the Information Design program or who have recently (within 1 to 3 years) graduated from MRU’s ID program. Successful candidates will work with a senior ID instructor in the COMM 3610 I (Visual Communication for Information Designers I) course to support students in their project plans, development, and execution. This course is piloting a material data visualization component and engagement with the Riddell Library’s Maker Studio, funded through the Provost’s TLE Grant. 


  • Project development: the T/RA will support the instructor in developing the curriculum for the material visualization component of the course.
  • Student support: the successful candidate will be available on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 3 and 6 pm, from September 5 until December 8, 2018 to support students in the classroom. 70 hours total at $18 / hour.
  • Project evaluation: the T/RA will help develop an appropriate matrix to evaluate the effectiveness of the course modifications made during the Fall 2018 semester. 


  • Successful completion of 3 years of the ID program (currently enrolled in the 4thyear) or graduate of MRU’s ID program within the last 3 years.
  • Interest in graduate study and / or instruction.
  • Interest / experience in making or building.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to mradzikowska@mtroyal.ca by May 2, 2018.

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