Qualitative Researcher - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 2, 2016
Date of Posting: 
April 25, 2016
Faculty of Education
Qualitative Researcher
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

5 – 10 hours per week

$22.00 per hour (vacation pay included), as per CUPE 1870 (off scale) (grant funded)

As soon as possible until August 30th, 2016 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and project requirements.)

Working under the supervision of Dr. Sean Wiebe, a part-time Qualitative Researcher is required to work on initiatives related to How Can Emerging Technologies be Leveraged to Benefit Canadians. A qualitative knowledge synthesis is to be undertaken and will be oriented by the following questions: How education can best prepare students for the realities of the perpetually evolving and potentially enigmatic knowledge based economy? In what ways is the digital variable reorienting understandings and blurring the boundaries of what counts as work or play, public or private, local or global, rural or urban?


The successful candidate will:
• Independently conduct literature reviews
• Collaborate with the research team to develop reports, papers, and monographs
• Collaborate with the research team in advancing further research plans, such as developing proposals for special issue journals, organizing knowledge forums with provincial stakeholders, and developing knowledge mobilization documents


Applicants should possess the following qualifications:
• A B.Ed., preferable a MEd or M.A
• 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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume 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): 


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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