Qualitative Researcher - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2014
Date of Posting: 
January 20, 2014
Faculty of Education
Qualitative Researcher
Part Time Term
Hours of Work: 

5 to 15 hours per week

$22.00 per hour (vacation pay included) (grant funded)

As soon as possible until April 30, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

Working under the supervision of the UPEI Digital Economy Research Team and affiliated with the Centre for Education Research, a part-time Qualitative Researcher is required to work on initiatives related to A University-College-Government-Community Partnership to Transform Education for Employment in the Digital Economy. This cross-sectorial partnership is being developed to co-create knowledge on how the digital economy changes the kinds of literacies students require to be successful, to increase the socio-cultural imagination of what is possible in schools, and to more accurately identify teacher capacity for innovation


The successful candidate will:
• Collaborate with the researcher team to draft follow up grant submissions;
• Independently collect and analyze qualitative data;
• Independently conduct literature reviews;
• Collaborate with the researcher team to draft ethics submissions;
• Assist with preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication;
• Other additional duties associated with qualitative research.


Applicants should possess the following qualifications:
• A B.Ed., preferable a MEd or M.A.;
• Be an experienced user of social media and information and communication technology. Ideally, candidates will be familiar information and communication technologies;
• Have an advanced level of research, writing, and analytical skills;
• Have a strong understanding of the research process, be able to work independently, and provide regular updates to the research team.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

M. McLarnon

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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