Research Assistant IV – Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education

Brandon University - Brandon, MB (30+ days ago)

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Applications are to be received by: 4:30 pm on June 3, 2019 or until the position is filled.

Classification: Research Assistant IV
Employee Group: PSAC
Wage: $21.75/hr
Start Date: June 5, 2019
Date Issued: May 28, 2019
Hours of Work: To Be Arranged (60 Hours Total)
Length of Appointment: June 5, 2019 – July 30, 2020
Number of Positions: 1

Research Project:
People are plugged in and networked within a social media habitus that influences how they interact in profound ways. Although social media exerts a powerful presence in the initiation, maintenance and the devolution of its users’ relationships, we are just beginning to understand how various social media platforms shape relationality and intimacy.

Dr. Alysha Farrell is leading a drama-as-research project that will explore what is taught, witnessed and resisted in relationships that are curated via social media platforms. This two-year study, funded by the Brandon University Research Committee, will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity for advanced training in arts-based research.

Master’s degree in Education (preferable) or a completed Master’s degree in a related field of study (preferable)
Experience with interpretive or arts-based research methods
Experience in conducting comprehensive literature reviews
Exemplary teamwork and interpersonal skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Effective organizational skills
Familiarity with at least two social media platforms
Experience with conducting key informant interviews and preparing ethics applications is an asset

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a short cover letter and their CV to:
Dr. Alysha Farrell, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Brandon University

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

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