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Graduate Student Researcher - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, February 9, 2015
Date of Posting: 
February 2, 2015
Faculty of Education
Graduate Student Researcher
Hours of Work: 

15 hours per week

$20.19 per hour (vacation pay included)

February – April 2015

Working under the supervision of Dr. Sean Wiebe, a Qualitative Researcher is required to work on a digital and multi-literacies project.  This project will contribute to 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.


• Independently undertake data transcription
• Independently organize and analyze qualitative data
• Independently conduct literature reviews
• Collaborate with the researcher team to prepare reports and manuscripts for   publication
• Other additional duties associated with qualitative research


• A Graduate or a Post Graduate degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Communication, or a related field
• Experience with at least one qualitative data analysis software
• Experience of data transcription
• An advanced level of research, writing, and analytical skills
• A strong understanding of the research process, ability to work independently, and provide regular updates to the research team

The following qualifications are desirable:
• A minimum of two years in a classroom setting
• Familiarity with social media, and information and communication technologies

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

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.

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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