RESEARCH ASSISTANT - FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Competition Number: 
89S12
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
Date of Posting: 
May 23, 2012
Department: 
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Position: 
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Hours of Work: 

Up to 30 hours per week

Salary: 
$10.74 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

June 2012 – September 2012

The Faculty of Education requires the services of a student to act as research assistant on a research study regarding the attitudes of future teachers toward inclusive practices.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The research assistant will be responsible for collecting questionnaires from students, organizing data, using computer software, coding and analyzing data, writing reports, searching for literature using library searches, and writing for publication. The research assistant will work with the research team and collaborate on data analysis and dissemination. Data will be collected from across the country and analyzed using quantitative and qualitative methods.
QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate should have a background in working with children. Undergraduate courses in psychology and English required. Coursework in history and philosophy also preferred. Strong academic ability is a must. Candidate must have excellent writing and communication skills, experience in interviewing, and data analysis. Ability to use computer programs to analyze and present data. Awareness of cultural, academic and geographic differences is a must. English and French language and writing skills preferred. Ability to work independently and on a team is required. Research computer skills required. Ability to communicate by distance and in-person.
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 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.
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