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Graduate Research Assistant - Early Childhood Digital Literacy - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Date of Posting: 
September 22, 2015
Early Childhood Digital Literacy - Faculty of Education
Graduate Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Approximately 15 hours per week

$20.48 per hour (vacation pay included)

Approximately 6 weeks; term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements

The Faculty of Education is seeking applications for Graduate Research Assistant in Early Childhood Literacy and Early Childhood Education

• Reviewing and synthesizing relevant literature in digital literacies; Multiliteracies; and digital access
• Survey development
• Assisting with ethics application
• Data collection and subsequent data entry
• Cleaning quantitative data and data analysis in SPSS
• Coding and thematic analysis of qualitative data
• Analyzing and coding research information
• Assisting with writing of reports and journal articles
• Development of other knowledge translation initiatives (presentations, reports, etc.)
• Other duties as required

• Must have a Masters in Social Sciences (Early Childhood Education, Health, or Early Literacy focus would be preferred) and a Bachelor of Education Degree
• Extensive research experience in Early Childhood Literacy
• Extensive experience working with Early Childhood Educators and the Early Years Field
• Extensive knowledge of literature in early literacy, digital literacy in the early years
• Considerable experience working with the Early Childhood Development Association
• Considerable experience in knowledge translation; and developing and delivering research presentations for delivery in the community and/or research conferences at the local and national level(s)
• Strong analytical and organizational skills
• Strong writing abilities
• Strong digital literacy skills
• Strong Quantitative research knowledge and experience

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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