Graduate Student Researcher - Faculty of Education

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Faculty of Education
Graduate Student Researcher
Hours of Work:
5 - 10 hours per week 
$21.95 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible – April 30, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and project requirements

Working under the supervision of Dr. Sean Wiebe and affiliated with the Canadian Creative Economy Research Team, comprised of Dr. Gouzouasis (UBC), Dr. Richardson (Royal Roads), Dr. Ricketts (UoR), Dr. Carter (McGill), M. McLarnon (McGill), and Dr. Howard (CBU), a part-time Qualitative Researcher is required to work on initiatives related to Reconceptualizing Teachers' Roles for Canada's Creative Economy. This Pan Canadian research team has been developed to co-create knowledge on how (1) how creative pedagogies develop through the multiple interconnections among (a) artmaking, (b) research and (c) design thinking; and, (2) how developing an ethos to position teachers within society as a/r/tographers can establish more measurable and immediate pathways for teacher and student contributions to the Creative Economy.


The successful candidate will:
• Independently conduct literature reviews
• Independently investigate curriculular and pedagogical possibilities of teachers’ roles in the creative economy
• Collaborate with the research team to draft conference proposals, book chapters, and journal articles
• Collaborate with the research team in knowledge mobilization


• A B.Ed., preferable a MEd or M.A.
• Have public school teaching experience
• 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

Priority is given 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 reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

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, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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.