Research Analyst, Academic Experience

Date Posted: 04/29/2024
Req ID: 37159
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Ofc of the Dean
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Position Number: 00035189




About us:

U of T Mississauga—the second largest campus of Canada’s top-ranked university and the only research university in Ontario’s booming Peel Region—is one of the world’s great catalysts of human potential.

Our employee community hums with the energy of 3,400 faculty, librarians and staff, who power our campus with curiosity, connection and care. We work together to spark life-changing research and innovation, make an indelible mark on the world by building equitable cities and societies, enable healthy lives, create a sustainable future and ignite entrepreneurship. Above all, we prioritize student success, and seek to give our 16,500 students the lift of a lifetime through learning and discovery. We love to open opportunities available nowhere else for our community to achieve their ambitions and make their unique contributions to Canada and the world.

This work all comes together on a spectacularly green campus, alongside the Missinihe-ziibi (Trusting Creek or Credit River), where we seek to honour truth, reciprocity and reconciliation on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We’re thrilled to welcome those whowant to learn more about us and to be part of what we do.

Your opportunity:
This position has been designed to provide distinct support to the work of the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean (OVPAD) as it relates to the portfolio of the Vice-Dean, Academic Experience. General areas of responsibility of the OVPAD include: academic programs; academic HR; academic policy and planning; academic experience; academic integrity; academic appeals; experiential education; teaching and learning support; strategic leadership; divisional research and data analysis; graduate affairs; tri-campus affairs; and more.

The Academic Integrity Unit (AIU) seeks to promote a culture of academic integrity (AI) and educational excellence. The AIU handles all allegations of undergraduate academic misconduct at UTM under the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters, supports students undergoing academic discipline proceedings, and educates students, faculty, and staff on issues and processes related to AI.

The Experiential Education Unit (EEU) aims to enrich the undergraduate education experience by promoting and nurturing unique opportunities and approaches to learning both within and outside of the classroom. The EEU supports faculty, staff, and students on all academic matters related to Experiential Learning (EL) programming at UTM.

The Research Analyst, Academic Experience will report directly to the Vice-Dean, Academic Experience, and the Director, Academic Success & Integrity, and will work closely with the Director, Experiential Education & Community Engagement, on projects and initiatives to support the AIU, the EEU, as well as the Academic Experience portfolio more generally. The Research Analyst, Academic Experience will be responsible for applying qualitative and quantitative research expertise to a number of projects to support AI and EL. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including, but not limited to: researching, analyzing, and presenting data to determine trends related to AI and EL; producing reports and preparing presentations on statistics related to EL course and program enrolments; producing reports and preparing presentations on statistics related to AI trends and data at the department and divisional level; developing and distributing surveys to collect information from various stakeholders; developing research proposals and grant applications; and researching comparator institutions to maintain thorough knowledge of resources and activities at the local and international level as related to both portfolios. They will also collaborate with academic units to help maximize the success of AI and EL initiatives.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with impeccable written and oral communication skills and great enthusiasm for experiential learning and academic integrity.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Executing assigned tasks according to production schedules and project plans.
  • Assessing project output against quality control standards.
  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance.
  • Informing senior staff of impending deadlines.
  • Tracking and collecting information on project progress.
  • Proofreading and fact-checking content.
  • Informing senior staff of concerns or setbacks.
  • Analyzing administrative processes and procedures and recommending changes for improvement.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years related experience in a research and/or educational environment.
  • Strong numeric, research, and analytical skills with an ability to analyze complex data sets, identify trends in the data, develop new metrics and make recommendations based on data-driven insights that will support and inform departmental decisions.
  • Experience with data manipulation (e.g., coding for data entry, recording of variable for complex data, merging data), query design, data collection, and statistical analysis of databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex and large datasets from various sources, extract actionable insights, and communicate these to business users, both orally and through data visualization tools such as Tableau or Power BI.
  • Experience developing communications materials for a variety of mediums, including print, digital, and social media.
  • Advance Knowledge of MS Office (i.e. Excel, Access, PowerPoint), student information systems (i.e. ROSI/ACORN) and file management systems (i.e. SharePoint).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Adaptable
  • Articulate
  • Diplomatic
  • Efficient
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized


*Please note that there in one (1) position available on a term basis until November 2025*

This role is currently eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, pursuant to University policies and guidelines, including but not limited to the University of Toronto’s Alternative Work Arrangements Guideline


Closing Date:
 05/08/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 12 – $78,308 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $100,144. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial
Recruiter: Veniesha Rochester

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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