Qualitative Researcher - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, September 16, 2013
Date of Posting: 
September 8, 2013
Faculty of Education
Qualitative Researcher
Part time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

Variable hours per week, up to a maximum of 15 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications (grant funded)

As soon as possible until December 13th, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and project requirements.)

 Working under the supervision of the UPEI Digital Economy Research Team and affiliated with the Centre for Education Research, a part-time Qualitative Researcher is required to work on initiatives related to A University-College-Government-Community Partnership to Transform Education for Employment in the Digital Economy. This cross-sectorial partnership is being developed to co-create 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.
The successful candidate will:
• Independently collect and analyze qualitative data;
• Independently conduct literature reviews;
• Collaborate with the researcher team to draft ethics submissions;
• Collaborate with the researcher team to draft follow up grant submissions;
• Assist with preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication;
• Other additional duties associated with qualitative research.
Applicants should possess the following qualifications:
• A B.Ed., preferable a MEd or M.A., and have a minimum of two years in a classroom setting.
• Be an experienced user of social media and information and communication technology. Ideally, candidates will be familiar information and communication technologies;
• 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 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

S. Roy
R. Squire
J. Cutcliffe

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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