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Research Associate - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Date of Posting: 
November 25, 2012
Faculty of Education
Research Associate
Hours of Work: 

20 hours per week

$ 20.19 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible – September 2013 ((Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 Research Associate to Dr. Kate Tilleczek - Canada Research Chair (Child/Youth Cultures and Transitions)
(work from either UPEI or Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto)

Project to support:
SSHRC funded:
Marginalized Youth and Equity in Public Education in Canada: A Pilot Project
Research Project Team:
Dr. Kate Tilleczek (UPEI), Dr. Laura Mae Lindo (Ryerson), Dr. Janet Ferguson (UPEI),
Dr. Jean Mitchell (UPEI) Dr. Katherine Boydell (SickKids) Dr. Anneke Rummens (SickKids)
As an active member of a team of researchers, the Research Associate will:
• Assist in participant recruitment
• Organize interviews, focus groups, and meetings
• Assist in data collection
• Assist in data analysis
• Assist in the preparation of written reports and slides for dissemination
• Conduct literature searches/reviews
• Transcribe interviews & focus group data and prepare data for analysis
• Assist in the interpretation of research findings
• Developing strategies for knowledge translation
• Maintain and update a file of current research literature
• Manage office functions, scheduling, room bookings, space requirements
• Ability to contribute meaningful ideas and work productively with other research team members as well as on independent assignments
• Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and professionally
• Experience in the use of digital media (social networking, wikis, blogs, etc.)
• Applicants should be motivated and self-directed, literate in computer and information technologies
• Attention to detail and the ability to keep information confidentiality are required
• Ability to prioritize and organize work
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Asset qualifications:
• Experience in conducting collaborative qualitative research with and for young people
• Experience in community development work with and for young people
• A Master’s degree (completed) and/or PhD in progress in Social Science or Education
• Working knowledge of NVivo 9 and/or other textual analysis software
• Experience in working effectively with and for young people
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 references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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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