Qualitative Researcher - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Date of Posting: 
November 5, 2012
Faculty of Education
Qualitative Researcher
Part-Time Term
Hours of Work: 

5 – 10 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

As soon as possible until April 30, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental 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.
Applicants are requested to either submit a sample of academic writing or provide a link to one.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a sample of academic writing or a link to one, 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
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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