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.
Research Assistant: Post-Truth discourse in higher education
Project title: Critical Pedagogy in The Post-Truth Era: A Scoping Literature Review
Description: In the post-truth era, scientific data and established information have become destabilized in favor of misinformation and appeals to personal beliefs that often generate alternative knowledge narratives. Given the urgency of several global forces (i.e. the climate crisis, the rise of political authoritarianism, etc.), understanding the impacts of post-truth on post-secondary teaching is vital. Critical pedagogy engages students to think about dominant and often destructive relations of power and may serve as an antidote to the spread of misinformation or propaganda. However, the rise of post-truth has spawned a recent backlash against critical pedagogy because it is viewed by some as elitist, radical, subjective, and biased. The erosion of the university as a place of critical praxis signifies the needs to theorize the complexities of post-truth in education.
Project goals: In this project, we will conduct a scoping literature review on the effects on post-truth discourse on education in the health sciencesand highereducation in a broader sense. The main overarching review question is: What is the nature and impact of the post-truth era within contemporary health science education? Secondary scoping review questions include: 1) What social-political contexts, discourses, and broader forces mediate the effects of post-truth on higher education?and 2) What approaches, practices, tools, resources, and technologies are used to address the impact of post-truth on higher education?
Descriptions of RA duties:
- Conduct an iterative and systematic search of electronic databases from a range of disciplines.
- Conduct a grey literature searchthatincludes scanning the media, conference proceedings, educational reports, and policieson post-truth.
- Work with the primary investigator tocompletedata abstraction forms and summarize the findings.
- Initiate thematic analysis via NVivo 12to organize, code, and track key quotes and ideas.
Hours: 125 hours ($28-$30/hr –depending on experience)
- Current graduate student
- Experience conducting literature reviews
- Interest in critical theory and critical pedagogical research
Contact: Shan Mohammed RN, PhD. Email: email@example.com
Assistant Professor in Critical Public Health
Department of Health Education, College of Health and Social Sciences, San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University, Department of Health Education offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Critical Public Health beginning in August 2020.
We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include the application of critical public health principles of health equity, social justice, analysis of power and resources, and reflexivity to advance knowledge and improve practice in public health. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.
The scholarship may address a range of topics in the areas of critical public health, community- engaged research, social and structural determinants of health.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising graduate and/or undergraduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies
Submit all materials online by November 10, 2019.
Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)- Department of Methodology
The Department of Methodology is a leading centre for research and education in social science research methods. The Department has a thriving and diverse interdisciplinary research culture, with its members advancing research in core social science disciplines as well as in research methodology and applied data science. It leads the provision of research methods education to students across the range of disciplines at LSE (including Psychology, Political Science, International Relations, Management, Development Studies, Social Policy, Media & Communications, Geography & Environment, Sociology, and others). Data science is a current area of growth and innovation. The Department is recruiting an Assistant Professor with expertise in Qualitative Research Methodology.
The post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in outstanding teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.
Candidates should have completed a PhD by the post start date, and have research expertise in a relevant social science discipline and in qualitative research methodology. They should have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications and a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. They should have the ability to offer high-quality teaching of a range of qualitative research methods to multi-disciplinary groups of students. They should have excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to place their specialist work within a broader social science context.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 November 2019 (23.59 UK time).
Neurodiversity Matters Project
University of Waterloo
We are looking for a research assistant to support the multi-disciplinary project“Neurodiversity matters: An ethnographic investigation into discourse, practice, and identity”, funded as a 2-year grant through the Insight Development Grant program at SSHRC. This project has a research team from 4 institutions and a larger team of collaborators, led by principal investigator Dr. Margaret Gibson (Assistant Professor, Renison University College at the University of Waterloo). Proceeding from a community-based, disability studies perspective, “Neurodiversity Matters” will examine how the language and ideas of “neurodiversity” are being used in the current context.
The project will include analyses of written texts such as blogs, academic articles, and organizational statements; observations at public events; and interviews with people who identify as i) neurodiverse or Autistic, ii) as service providers, and/or iii) as family members. The research team consists of researchers and community members who have experience with disability, neurodiversity, and autism, including people who identify as neurodiverse and/or Autistic, as family members, as policy analysts, and as service providers and educators.
- Organizing and managing project documents
- Scheduling team meetings, initial participant contacts, and interviews
- Handling and storing confidential data in accordance with research ethics and legal responsibilities
- Note-taking at meetings
- Updating and managing the project website
- Processing receipts and invoices for payment
- Providing regular updates to the PI
- Supporting events for the project
- Adding to and maintaining a database of relevant literatures, including academic, blog, popular, and organizational literatures
- Contributing to an analysis of different types of writing about neurodiversity across academic and non-academic literature
- Conducting interviews
- Contributing to analyses of data
- A responsible, organized individual who has research experience and a solid knowledge of critical theories and disability studies.
- Administrative work experience, strong technical skills (e.g. Word, Excel, RefWorks, data management, and website management), and communication skills
- Excellent writing skills
- Knowledge of neurodiversity and Autistic activism preferred
- Research interview skills preferred. Knowledge of critical ethnographic research would be an asset.
Hours: Flexible. Expected to start at 8 hours per week.
Duration: 8 months with the possibility of extension.
Education: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. A current student may be considered.
Location: Some work would need to be in Waterloo, ON, and some in Toronto, ON. Otherwise flexible.
Email Meg Gibson at Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org by October 22, 2019.
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 email@example.com
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.)