Centre for Cities student employment for 2023-24
Windsor Law and UWindsor students:
The Centre for Cities (C4C) at Windsor Law supports collaborative research, teaching and public engagement on the most pressing legal and policy issues for municipalities and local institutions. Our focus is on the tools for building and maintaining sustainable and equitable communities.
We are looking for talented Windsor Law and/or other UWindsor students with a deep interest in equitable and sustainable cities and excellent organizational, research and/or communications/social media skills!
We have several part-time positions available, starting in September 2023. The positions will continue through the 2023-24 academic year (possibility of extending to 2024 summer employment).
- Centre for Cities 2023-2024 Student Research Associates – part-time 3-5 hours per week: we’re looking for students with an interest and ideally demonstrated skills in innovative community-facing and interdisciplinary research; event organization and more (2-3 positions, minimum one position must be a Windsor Law student). Areas of research and engagement focus include housing policy, climate and sustainability policy, land use planning, equitable citybuilding, Indigenization and reconciliation, public spaces and placemaking, active and public transportation, urban biodiversity.
- Centre for Cities Social Media Student Support – part-time 3-5 hours per week; we’re looking for a student with a strong background in social media and digital story-telling (including design), preferably with a citybuilding or sustainability focus. May also provide support to the UWindsor National Urban Park Hub (UW-NUPH) communications team (1 position; Windsor Law or other UWindsor undergraduate or grad student).
- Outstanding Scholars placements: for UWindsor Outstanding Scholars participants – please see our C4C and C4C/NUPH postings on the OS sharepoint for details.
For Windsor Law student applicants: Experience/coursework in any of the following is considered an asset: Municipal Law, Land Use Planning and Planning Law, Indigenous Legal Orders, Administrative Law, Race and the Law, Environmental Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law.
For all student applicants: Experience/coursework in any of the following is considered an asset: municipal and other public governance, Indigenization and reconciliation, climate policy, housing, transportation policy, equitable placemaking and public spaces, environmental science. Skills in community engagement/community organizing, grant-writing, and partnership-building are also deeply valued on our team, as is an approach to collaboration that values relational accountability.
Deadline for all positions is 4 p.m., Friday 1 September. Please note that position responsibilities and hours are approximate at this point and will be tailored to suit individual candidates and team needs.
To apply: please send a brief cover letter outlining relevant experience, training and interests, cv, transcripts (unofficial ok), and the names and contact information for two academic and/or professional references to Dr. Anneke Smit, Director, Centre for Cities c/o Mikayla Chauvin ([email protected]). Any questions may be addressed to Dr. Smit ([email protected]).
Please indicate for which position(s) you would like to be considered.
We are looking to invest in people interested in equitable and sustainable citybuilding, and to help students gain relevant interdisciplinary experience.
Remuneration at faculty rates ($17.68/hour inclusive of vacation pay).