Closed - RA Opportunity: Join the ISTLD team!
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Are you interested in shaping the student learning experiences at SFU? Are you interested in gaining valuable research experience and working closely with faculty members? Do you have a passion for improving teaching and learning at SFU?
If you answered yes to the above questions, we invite you to apply to join our team as a research assistant, to begin in January 2020.
If you have some or all of the skills and experience we are seeking, we encourage you to apply. We are looking for 1 – 3 individuals who are passionate about research and want to apply their skills to teaching and learning inquiry and scholarship. Our goal is to build a team with a range of expertise.
As a member of the team your responsibilities include:
- Participating in ISTLD activities, including the facilitation and administration of ISTLD-sponsored events (e.g., workshops and consultations);
- Collaborating on ISTLD-based research and evaluation activities (e.g., analyze and summarize evaluation information related to ISTLD mandate, such as survey and interview data);
- Quantitative data cleaning and analysis, primarily descriptive statistics but also some correlational and inferential work;
- Participation in data collection, such as conducting interviews, administering questionnaires, facilitating focus groups, or taking field notes;
- Basic database programming and maintenance to support data collection and analysis;
- Providing research support to faculty engaged in investigating teaching and learning. This will include consultation on research designs (qualitative and quantitative), literature review, and data collection and analyses;
- Supporting dissemination of project findings within and beyond SFU;
- Undertaking literature reviews related to ISTLD publications;
- Assisting with data entry and evaluation related to ISTLD projects’ progress/tracking;
- Attending bimonthly ISTLD team meetings.
What you bring:
- Currently enrolled in a graduate program at SFU; preference will be given to PhD students in the first or second year of their program;
- Excellent knowledge of research and project management principles;
- Excellent communication (verbal, written, presentation) skills;
- Excellent organization, time management, and project management skills;
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills;
- Ability to work with faculty and graduate students from a wide range of disciplines;
- Experience with quantitative data tools and analyses (e.g., SPSS, R);
- Experience analyzing data from questionnaires, activity logs, and learning measurement tools;
- Experience with qualitative software (e.g., NVivo), qualitative coding and analysis and linking quantitative and qualitative data;
- Experience with social networking analysis, statistical modelling, educational measurement;
- Experience working with computer logs or trace data;
- Ability to undertake literature reviews in disciplines beyond own research area;
- Skilled in use of Microsoft Office suite (e.g., MS word and Excel);
- Expert knowledge in database and data management applications (e.g., FileMaker, Access, Zotero);
- Experience with grant proposal writing;
- Experience building, administering, and analyzing data from SurveyMonkey questionnaires;
- Experience conducting focus groups, interviews, field note-taking, and classroom observations;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality;
- Experience with teaching and learning research.
What we offer:
- Opportunities to develop facilitation and research skills
- A fun and collaborative work environment
Rate of pay: $22.00 - $30.00/hour (includes 4% vacation and statutory holiday pay, no medical or dental benefits), based on experience, qualifications, and degree program.
Time commitment: 10-20 hours/week, January 2020 to March 2020; hours are negotiable. Appointments to be renewed on a semester basis based on performance and available funding.
To Apply: Applicants should submit: (1) a 1-page cover letter structured to address the qualifications, skills, and role responsibilities as listed above, and (2) a 1-2 page resumé. These two items should be organized as one PDF attachment and addressed to Sheri Fabian, and emailed to email@example.com
Application deadline extended: January 22, 2020
We appreciate all replies to this position posting, however, we will only contact short-listed applicants.