Job Opportunities

The Urban Policy Lab has several part-time employment opportunities available for Munk School students during the 2023-2024 academic year. Brief job descriptions, required qualifications, and application instructions are listed below.

Note: All postings close September 28, 2023 at 9 am ET. Interviews will take place the week of October 2.

Submit applications here

If you have any questions, email or make an appointment to speak with Prof. Gabriel Eidelman directly.

Research Positions

Research Assistant – Who Does What project

The “Who Does What” research series is a joint initiative between the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance and the Urban Policy Lab. Each paper in the series sets out the current role municipalities play in a particular policy domain, relative to provincial and federal governments, and feature brief essays from a mix of academics and practitioners proposing changes to current intergovernmental arrangements. Focus areas for 2023-24 include: Indigenous relations; ambulance services; and mental health/addictions.

  • No. of Positions Available: up to 3
  • Workload: up to 40 hours (mainly in the fall)
  • Rate: $25/hr
  • Start/End Dates: Sept 2023-Mar 2024
  • Responsibilities:
    • conduct documentary research on the role of municipalities with respect to Indigenous relations, ambulance services, and mental health/addictions
    • produce policy backgrounders as the basis for written contributions from outside experts
    • assist with general project management
  • Qualifications:
    • currently enrolled in Munk MPP or MGA program
    • demonstrated interest in urban policy, municipal governance, and intergovernmental relations
    • dependable, details-oriented, and self-directed
    • superb research and written communication skills
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resumé using the link at the top of the page. Your cover letter should specify your preferred topic(s) of interest as well as any skills and experience directly relevant to the topic.