The following is a list of postings from researchers who are looking to hire (paid or volunteer) an associate on to their qualitative research projects. This list is organized by posting date with the most recent first. Postings do not imply any endorsement from CQ.
Toronto Rehab Institute
University Health Network (UHN)
The STICS project is funded by AGE-WELL, involving a team of researchers from across Ontario, and is led out of the Toronto Rehab Institute at UHN. Our project team is looking at technologies which track the location of residents within long-term care facilities. We are interested in using these technologies to improve quality of care and quality of life for residents of long-term care.
An important component of this project is developing an understanding the perspectives of long-term care residents, families, staff, and administrators, particularly about how to balance the potential benefits of these technologies with their risks. We are seeking a student research assistant to assist in the collection and analysis of some preliminary stakeholder consultation data, and in the preparation of a literature review.
- Attend 4 stakeholder meetings organized by the study team over 4 months: take detailed notes, prepare summaries of these meetings and synthesize this information into a report under the supervision of study team members.
- With guidance of study team members and an information specialist, develop a literature review protocol and search strategy, review and summarize relevant research, and synthesize these results into a review paper
- A masters or doctoral level student in a relevant field
- Experience with literature reviews
- Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience with qualitative data analysis
- Experience using NVivo an asset
- STICS Project Research Assistant
Temporary part-time (12-15 hours/week for 6 months with some flexibility)
Start date: June 17
Apply by forwarding a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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University of Waterloo
We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to help lead research on two SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) funded research proposals: (1) gender and sexual social practices via geo-social networking applications (Grindr, Scruff, Tindr, Bumble, etc.) and (2) design thinking strategies that help create a university campus male allies program. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will assist in coordinating an edited volume on sex and leisure while also undertaking research projects on gender, sexuality and sexual practices in the cultural contexts of leisure more broadly.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to work with Drs. Diana C. Parry and Corey W. Johnson, affiliated with both the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) and the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS).
In close collaboration with these two supervisors, the successful candidate will help to lead a team that will:
- Carry out qualitative fieldwork and interviews in a number of contexts using social justice methods and methodologies.
- Design, coordinate, implement and evaluate new research projects
Coordinate the activities of Ph.D. and Masters-level students working on the research team
- Prepare and deliver conference presentations
- Prepare and submit publications in research journals
- Work with publishers and coordinate authors contributing to an edited book volume
- Convene a wider conversation with scholarly and practitioner communities via knowledge translation projects
The candidate will have significant opportunities to develop networks and publish in the fields of gender and sexuality, sexual violence, campus activism, digitality, human rights, equity, and inclusion while expanding their own research portfolio and supervision of graduate students.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019, but can be negotiated.
We welcome applications from both inside and outside Canada.
Anticipated salary ranges from $55,000-65,000/annum (plus reasonable research/dissemination expenses), dependent on experience and qualifications. The position has flexible work hours and is one year, with potential for renewal for a second year. Travel opportunities exist to carry out fieldwork and collaborate with colleagues within Canada, the U.S., Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
- Ph.D. degree (or ABD) in social sciences
- Strong skills in qualitative research from a non-postpositivist and/or social justice perspective
- Extensive knowledge in some combination of: sex, sexuality, gender, digitality, sexual violence, LGBTQ+, equity, inclusion, and/or human rights
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; fluency in English required
- Excellent organizational skills, including the demonstrated capacity to manage a team and respond to high expectations
- Experience with interdisciplinary research or transdisciplinary research
- Ability to self-motivate and to work semi-independently on research projects through to publication (evidenced in letters of reference and by publication record).
To apply: Please send the following materials to Dr. Corey W. Johnson (email@example.com) by June 1, 2019.
- A letter of interest outlining your experience and fit for the position
- Curriculum vitae
- Contact information for two academic referees
- A recent publication that you feel is relevant to this position (i.e. substantively, methodologically, theoretically, etc.)