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Student Research Assistant - 2 positions - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, September 7, 2015
Date of Posting: 
August 31, 2015
Faculty of Education
Student Research Assistant - 2 positions
Hours of Work: 

Position #1: 72 hours (12 weeks @ 6 hours per week)
Position #2:  156 hours (26 weeks @ 6 hours per week)

$20.48 per hour (vacation pay included)

Position #1: September 21 – December 11, 2015
Position #2: September 21, 2015 – March 31, 2015,
may be reduced or extended depending on funding.

Dr. Tim Goddard in the Faculty of Education is seeking two graduate students to join his research team. The successful candidates will assist in a project which seeks to determine to what extent, and how, school principals on Prince Edward Island understand and enact principles of social justice in their work. Data will be collected through interviews, survey questionnaires, and field notes. Participants include principals from across Prince Edward Island.


• Monitor drop-box and other international initiatives related to the International School Leadership Development Network (ISLDN).
• Assist with ongoing review of relevant literature.
• Assist with data collection (individual interviews) in different locations across PEI.
• Ensure comprehensive filing, organization and secure maintenance of data.
• Transcribe interview data.
• Assist with individual and comparative data analysis processes (using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies).
• Assist with development of survey instruments.
• Contribute to the preparation of research presentations, articles, and reports.
• Assist in development of a proposal for a national study.


• Graduate students in Education or a related research discipline.
• Strong qualitative and/or quantitative research skills.
• Good knowledge and understanding of research procedures.
• Experience in education-related research activities and/or projects.
• Good knowledge and understanding of the PEI school system and environment.
• Strong knowledge and understanding of issues related to social justice in education.
• Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
• High degree of computer literacy (e.g., familiarity with nVivo, SPSS, google apps, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, online communication tools).
• Experience in working effectively in research team environments.

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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