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.
Casual research assistant — Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Hours: Variable, up to 0.5 FTE. Wages: $30/hr plus benefits
Children today are growing up in an immersive digital media culture, with nearly continuous interaction with mobile applications (apps), including via parents’ online behaviours. Child digital engagement has extended to the realm of health, where apps target a range of health promotion and disease management foci. The perceived value of health apps has resulted in their endorsement by child health organizations and prescription by clinicians, often without a complete understanding of data privacy and security. It is known that app developers routinely transmit user data to third parties to enhance user experiences or monetize the app. Although the data-sharing practices of these third parties are largely unexplored, adult health app research indicates that commercial entities may be the recipients of personal and health data. In the case of children, serious safety and privacy issues can arise if health information is used for data-driven health product and service advertising without clinician consultation. It is therefore critical to characterize the data-sharing practices of child health apps and examine the advertising impact of transmitted data.
To begin to address this issue, a systematic/scoping review of the literature pertaining to privacy/advertising issues in children’s apps, as well as the technical evaluation of these issues will be conducted.
Under the supervision of the project co-PIs, the successful candidate will:
- Lead the development and registration of a systematic or scoping review protocol
- Carry out screening of publication titles/abstracts and full-text articles identified through a literature search and supervise the screening of other personnel to do the same
- Conduct data abstraction from and quality appraisal of relevant articles
- Conduct content analysis of abstracted data
- Lead content analysis of websites of entities involved in data sharing
- Participate in analysis of app advertising content
- Graduate degree (masters or PhD)
- Experience with scoping and/or systematic reviews
- Experience with qualitative data analysis and/or content analysis
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate within a multidisciplinary team
Postdoctoral Fellow- University of Waterloo & Bumble
We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to help lead research focusing on gender and sexual social practices on Bumble in their efforts to make the app inclusive and equitable. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will assist the Co-PI’s on other projects connected to their examinations of gender, sexual identity, digitality, and leisure.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to work with Drs. Diana C. Parry and Corey W. Johnson, who are affiliated with both the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) and the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) at the University of Waterloo (Canada).
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 research projects
- Coordinate the activities of Ph.D. and Master’s-level students working on the research team
- Prepare and deliver conference presentations
- Prepare and submit publications in research journals
- Convene a wider conversation with scholarly and practitioner communities via knowledge translation projects in CODER (Collaboratory on Digital Equity Research: https://www.coderdigitalequality.com)
- Research and prepare applications for future funding opportunities
The candidate will have significant opportunities to develop networks and publish in the fields of gender and sexuality, 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 September 1, 2020.
To apply: Please send the following materials to Dr. Corey W. Johnson (email@example.com). Position will remain open until filled, but we hope to start review of applications June 15, 2020.
Research Assistant: McGill University
Start/End Dates: May/June 2020- March 2023 with possibility of renewal.
Research Assistant of a Public Health of Canada Dementia Community Investment grant designed to support the quality of life of persons living with dementia and their carers, decrease the stigma around dementia, and close the gap between mental health, art/culture, and community-based organizations. This is a mixed method and multi-site study with public events.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with recruitment of study participants
- Data collection, data input, maintain data management and analysis for mixed method study.
- Proficiency in one or more statistical packages (e.g. STATA and SPSS).
- Handle incoming communications (eg: incoming phone calls)
- Translating correspondences and documents as well as short, informal or conversational passages from English to French
- Maintain social media sites
- Assist in conducting basic literature reviews
- Bachelor or Masters with relevant experience in administration, public health, rehab/medicine or related field
- Bilingual in both French and English (oral and written)
- Organized thinker and worker (e.g., task management skills)
- Ability to think and work independently
- Attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal skills (e.g., excellent communication)
- Working knowledge of Excel, Endnote and reference tools
- Proficient in Microsoft Word
- Basic WordPress data entry and other social media platforms
- Experience with thematic and survey analysis an asset.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and CV to Drs. Melissa Park, Patricia Belchior and Tom Valente at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Casual Opportunity- Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Hours of Work: variable (up to 12 hours per week)
Hourly Rate: $30/hour
This is an excellent opportunity to become involved with an innovative community of researchers and students who are doing critical qualitative health research. The Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ) is an extra-departmental unit at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), located at 155 College Street, Toronto, ON. CQ builds capacity in the health sciences to advance critical and theoretically informed qualitative research. To learn more about what we do, watch our animation!
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The casual position is responsible for the following activities, and additional support as needed, under the direction of CQ’s Director:
- Meeting Coordination – scheduling (room booking, AV), catering and note-taking for bi/annual meetings (Fellows, Instructors, Advisory, and Executive Advisory Board meetings)
- Curriculum – gather CQ course schedules, registration information and course evaluations;
- Seminars – in collaboration with CQ Director and the Seminar Coordinator, schedule and organize monthly seminars; book rooms and prepare AV for recording of seminars; record seminar and uploadand post video recording on CQ website.
- Communications – circulate relevant information to Fellows and Instructors, manage CQ website (create content as needed; e.g. update curriculum information; job postings & related events) and listserv; answer inquiries regarding course series, certificate requests, continuing education events; create & distribute CQ bi-monthly newsletter; engage other forms of social media as required (e.g. CQTwitter account).
- Finance – in coordination with DLSPH finance, tracking expenses and preparing expense reimbursement forms
- Visitors – with DLSPH contacts, support administrative requirements for CQ visitors (preparing letters, arranging work space)
- Reporting – preparing annual report, including collating course evaluations and fellows activities
- Contributing Partners — liaising with 5 contributing partner departments regarding contract agreements, financial contributions, and information of interest to students
- Doctoral students undertaking qualitative health research at the University of Toronto are encouraged to apply, ideally having completed the first year of their program
- Familiarity with website management and adobe illustrator is an asset
- Ability to take initiative, work independently and meet deadlines
- Strong written and verbal communication, and planning and organizational skills
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:
Please submit a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae by email by to CQ’s Director, Brenda Gladstone, at email@example.com by March 18, 2020. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Post-Doctoral Fellow – SPRINT Senior Care / Sunnybrook Senior Navigator Project
Seniors with complex needs often require additional supports to successfully navigate the healthcare system in order to have their physical, mental and social care needs met. Unfortunately, the fragmentation of the health system makes this a challenge. It is therefore not surprising that transitions in care are often the most stressful times for patients, families and their caregivers.
To meet better support the needs of seniors and other vulnerable patient groups, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and SPRINT Senior Care have partnered to create a Senior Care Navigation Pilot Project through funding by from the Slaight Family Foundation. For this project, a community navigator will be healthcare professional that is paired with patients (and caregivers) who are able to be discharged from Sunnybrook but who have complex care needs that require post-discharge support. The community navigator would create a customized care plan for each patient as needed and work with hospital staff and community agencies in the patients’ local community to ensure that patients and their caregivers are connected to the right community resources and supports to keep them health at home and ensure continuity of care.
To support optimal roll-out of this new community navigator role at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, we are seeking a one-year post-doctoral fellow to evaluate the deployment and outcomes of the community navigator. Using an implementation science approach, the post-doctoral fellow will work with SPRINT Senior Care and Sunnybrook Staff to obtain evidence to help refine the scope and activities of the community navigator by:
- Undertaking qualitative interviews with patients, family members, hospital staff and community partners about their expectations of the community navigator role, and to obtain their feedback on the effectiveness of the community navigator;
- Collect and analyze performance measures via hospital data (e.g., charts), surveys (e.g., quality of life, caregiving strain, patients satisfaction, etc.), and other available data sources (e.g., community agency data, etc.).
- Evaluating other Sunnybrook navigator initiatives (e.g., qualitative interviews, performance measures, etc.) and Identifying sources of evidence (e.g., scoping review; environmental scan, etc.) to identify best practices related to patient navigation.
The outcomes of this evaluation framework will provide Sunnybrook and SPRINT Senior Care with the necessary information on how to optimize patient navigation for seniors and other vulnerable populations; leading to efficiencies in the healthcare system and better patient outcomes.
The post-doctoral fellow will be for one year and will report to Dr. Sander Hitzig (Sunnybrook Research Institute). The successful candidate will have an outstanding research track record during his/her PhD as evidenced by published high impact work in gerontology/geriatrics, health policy and management, and/or implementation science. Experience working with front-line clinical staff and/or community agencies would be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.
- A PhD degree in social work, gerontology, health policy and management, or related disciplines is required;
- PhD must be obtained within 5 years of start date;
- Research expertise/experience with mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) preferred.
- Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
- Willingness for travel within the GTA.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter to Sander Hitzig at email@example.com
We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Research Assistant- MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions
A research team at MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions is looking for an experienced Research Assistant to help with two new research studies.
This 0.5 FTE position would provide support to a qualitative study that would recruit approximately 30 people with experiences of homelessness and mental illness from February to May 2020. This study is being led by Dr. Stephen Hwang and Dr. Cilia Mejia-Lancheros.
There is also the possibility of providing support to another study, also led by Stephen Hwang and Dr James Lachaud, that will evaluate the effect of a housing intervention on non-housing outcomes such as quality of life, food security, community engagement, and physical and mental health-related status of people with experiences of chronic homelessness.
The main responsibilities would be:
- recruiting and scheduling participants for qualitative interviews
- contributing to the interview process
- coding transcripts
If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please email Dr. Cilia Mejia-Lancheros (Cilia.Mejia-Lancheros@unityhealth.to) and Dr. James Lachaud (James.Lachaud@unityhealth.to) to learn more
Qualitative Social Care Researcher-Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral, qualitative researcher with experience of social care research to join the Medical Sociology and Health Experiences Research Group (MS&HERG), Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. You will conduct in-depth qualitative interviews to understand how loneliness is characterised and experienced by people in receipt of social care services in England, and the perspectives of social care staff and the voluntary sector. The work is part of a programme of work recently funded by the National Institute for Health Research: ‘Understanding and using people’s experiences of social care to guide service improvements: could an effective and efficient co-design approach be translated from health to social care using the experience of loneliness as an exemplar?’
The national qualitative research study will involve interviews with a diverse sample of 40 – 50 social care users who self-identify as being lonely including people who are typically marginalised. A second sample will consist of 20 staff who provide support or manage services with a remit to tackle loneliness from Local Authorities, private or voluntary sectors. These interviews will explore how staff make sense of experiences of loneliness and where the touch points might be for preventative engagement with social care provision. The wider project team includes Professor Sue Ziebland (Director of HERG, NIHR Senior Investigator and Programme Director of NIHR RfPB), Professor Yvonne Birks (Director of Research, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York), Professor Louise Locock (Professor of Health Services Research, University of Aberdeen).
The successful candidate will be a social scientist with experience of generating data through in-depth qualitative interviews and using theory-driven approaches to analysis. You will hold a PhD in either social science, health services research, health psychology or a related subject, have proven experience of qualitative research within a health or social care setting, with excellent interpersonal, analytic and communication skills and a good publication record. Ideally you will have particular experience of research within the social care sector. The successful applicant will be line managed by the project PI, Dr Sara Ryan and will be supported by other co-investigators who have extensive expertise in the field.
The post is available full-time, fixed-term for 19 months from 1 June 2020. Part-time employment will be considered (not less than 80% FTE). To apply for this job, and to download a full job description, please visit https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=144940
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 17 February 2020. Interviews will commence 9 March 2020.
Clinical Research Project Coordinator- SickKids
The Clinical Research Project Coordinator (CRPC) coordinates clinical research studies according to regulatory and institutional guidelines and requirements. This includes coordinating participant recruitment, data collection, data entry and analysis, study administration, preparing consents and paperwork required by the Research Ethics Board. The CRPC also assists in the preparation of study results, including presentations, progress reports, and manuscripts.
Program of research summary: Dr. Samantha Anthony’s program of research focuses on establishing an evidence-based foundation for successful psychosocial adaptation and enhanced quality of life for individuals with chronic disease, with a specific focus on pediatric solid-organ transplantation. Two key components of her research program include: (1) systematically integrating patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) into clinical practice to enhance patient care and improve health outcomes; and (2) developing and evaluating digital health technologies to deliver innovative self-management, peer mentoring and transitional care interventions. For more study information, please visit the Anthony Lab website at https://lab.research.sickkids.ca/anthony/.
Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:
- Assist the Principal Investigator in new research proposals and preparation of grant applications; contributing to preparation of reports, presentations, and manuscripts.
- Study set-up, including obtaining and maintaining research ethics approval, and research ethics amendments.
- Participate in study recruitment, consenting, participant follow-up, and data collection
- Oversee and participate in data management (e.g., data cleaning and data entry) and quantitative/qualitative data analysis.
- Keep abreast of regulations and policies governing clinical research.
- Develop and monitor timelines for the program.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Graduate degree in a Health Science discipline.
- Minimum of two years of experience in clinical research.
- Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methodology including conducting interviews and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
- Previous experience working with quantitative (e.g., SAS) and qualitative (e.g., NVivo) software is an asset.
- Previous experience with online databases (e.g., REDCap) is an asset.
- Experience in a pediatric clinical research is an asset.
- Superior communication, organization and time management skills.
- Ability to develop strong working relationships.
Employment Type: Temporary Full-Time – 2 year contract (renewable based on funding availability)
Research Coordinator/Assistant- The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
- literature searches
- literature review
- Stakeholder interviews
- Stakeholder survey
- Focus groups with youth
- protocol development
- conducting interviews
- leading focus groups
- coding qualitative data
- analyzing qualitative data
Senior Research Associate- MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Unity Health Toronto
The High Impact Field-based Interventions Lab (HiFi Lab) is seeking a Senior Research Associate to support the development and testing of interventions and care models to optimize the HIV care continuum for African, Caribbean and Canadian Black (Black) communities in Toronto
Under the direct supervision of the HiFi Lab Director, this position is intended for Candidates with PhD (or MD) training, interested in a career as a Scientist. They are involved in all aspects of research study development, funding, initiation, execution, analysis, interpretation and presentation and publication of results. Candidate has a specialized area of research, and substantial expertise. Reports to and works in collaboration with an appointed Keenan Research Centre Scientist.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Apply advanced knowledge of research hypotheses in the development/initiation of research studies – sets research goals and objectives
- Lead and direct the writing and submission of grant applications in close collaboration with Research Scientist
- Implement and interpret study protocols
- Ensure adequate quality control by setting standards, monitor results and institute appropriate steps
- Analyze/interpret results – draw conclusions for review and incorporate into reports/presentations
- Critically appraise/edit manuscripts and proposals of trainees, students etc.
- Independently collect, tabulate and analyze study-related data
- Lead authorship and/or co-authorship of journal articles; responsible for academic output of research studies
- Assist with recruiting, hiring, supervising and evaluating research staff / students
- Responsible for training and supervision of research staff, graduate students and post-docs
- Initiation of new research projects, including development of research proposals and protocols
- Develop strategic alliances with outside parties
- Represent St. Michael’s at committees, scientific meetings, advisory boards etc.
- Responsible for develop/managing study budgets / accountable for funds utilization
- Supervise and mentor staff and students
- Plan long term strategies for the research program
- PhD or MD in related discipline (5 or more years direct research experience)
- Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills
- Supervisory and mentorship experience
- Ability to initiate a program of research excellence in their chosen field
- Deep understanding of applicable research methods and process (developed expertise)
- Excellent organization and planning skills, project management skills with attention to detail and effective problem-solving and communication skills
- Proven experience in: protocol development, preparation of manuscripts, data analysis, publishing in scientific journals (preferred as 1st author), presenting independent research findings (at national and international venues) etc.
Closing Date: December 26, 2019
Qualitative Clinical Research Specialist: Applied Health Research Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
The Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) at St. Michael’s Hospital is currently seeking a Clinical Research Specialist with expertise in qualitative methods for the Observational Epidemiological and Qualitative Research Unit (OEQRU). The Clinical Research Specialist will work closely with Dr. Janet Parsons, Research Scientist, and report directly to the Manager of OEQRU.
Type of position: Full-time, temporary (8 months)
- Must hold at minimum a Master’s degree in Public Health Sciences, Social Sciences (e.g. [medical] sociology, [medical] anthropology, psychology), Bioethics, Clinical Sciences (e.g. nursing, social work, allied health) or a related field
- Experience in recruiting and interviewing participants for qualitative studies
- Meticulous attention to detail and capable of independent decision-making with study data
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work in a diverse team environment and with a broad range of stakeholders
- Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
- Experience in patient and/or community-engagement in research is highly desirable
- Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset
Please apply directly through the Unity Health Toronto (St. Michael’s Hospital) website. Click here for the official job call
Open Rank Position in Social Work (Indigenous Studies): Ryerson University
The School of Social Work in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg (Mississaugas of the Credit), Haudenosaunee and Huron Wendat invite applications for a tenure track open rank position commencing July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous-focused social work education, research and practice.
Ryerson’s Truth and Reconciliation Community Consultation Report (see below) has recommended immediate action be taken to increase the number of Indigenous scholars at the University. In this hiring process, the School of Social Work is therefore inviting applicants in the spirit of this recommendation.
Ryerson’s School of Social Work acknowledges the contributions, lived experiences and remarkable resilience of Indigenous and Black identified peoples who continue to seek liberation within the colonial project of Canada..
The Opportunity: The School of Social Work in the Faculty of Community Services (FCS) at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure track open rank position in Indigenous Studies. The appointment shall be effective January 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.
We strive to be a leader in critical social work education, research, and practice that works against anti-Black racism and anti-Indigenous racism and advances anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti- colonialism/decolonization, feminism, anti-capitalism, queer and trans liberation struggles, issues in disability and madness, among other social justice struggles. With this position, we are seeking candidates that can make a substantive contribution to an area within this critical work that the School is committed to through its mission, vision and values. In particular, we are seeking candidates whose scholarship focuses on anti- Indigenous racism, anti-colonialism and decolonization.
The School prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. Currently, the School offers a four-year BSW program, advanced standing BSW programs to students with prior education and experience, a BSW program offered in collaboration with First Nations Technical Institute, and a Master of Social Work program. The School is located within the Faculty of Community Services, which offers a range of programs that provide rich opportunities for collaborative and international initiatives in teaching and research.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include: service that contributes to advancing the School of Social Work , the Faculty and the University in the area of Indigenous Studies; teaching a variety of social work courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels ensuring the incorporation of Black studies and Black perspectives; contributing to the collegial governance of the school; strong community engagement that builds upon and enhances relationships with social service agencies and communities; and demonstrating and maintaining a strong research agenda
Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree with a focus on Indigenous perspectives, experiences and knowledges in social work practice; at least one of the degrees completed must be in social work or a related discipline at the undergraduate or graduate level. A social work degree is preferred.
In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:
- a strong emerging or well-established Indigneous program of research (i.e., appropriate dissemination to community, community and policy reports, oral presentations to community), appropriate peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed publications, community presentations, conference presentations, research funding and/or investigator roles in research projects);
- a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges, teaching frameworks, research practices and methodologies and developing curriculum
- high-quality teaching; social work teaching and practice experience;
- a record of collaboration and engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations
- commitment to working in support of students
- scholarship and practice with a specific focus on Indigenous scholarship/studies
- administrative experience, such as experience with periodic program review and/or CASWE accreditation
- commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and commitment to a collegial work environment and an ability to contribute to the life of the School, Faculty and the University through collegial service.Preference will be given to Indigenous scholars with lived experiences and a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, and who have extensive experience in collaborating with Indigenous students, organizations and communities.How to Apply: Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin). Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. To ensure full consideration, candidates must apply by January 5, 2020; however, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Lynn Lavallée, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Michelle Gomes, HR Advisor at email@example.com.
Open Rank Position in Social Work (Black Studies): Ryerson University
The School of Social Work in the Faculty of Community Services (FCS) at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure track open rank position in Black Studies. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.
We strive to be a leader in critical social work education, research, and practice that works against anti-Black racism and anti-Indigenous racism and advances anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti- colonialism/decolonization, feminism, anti-capitalism, queer and trans liberation struggles, issues in disability and madness, among other social justice struggles. With this position, we are seeking candidates who can make a substantive contribution to an area within this critical work that the School is committed to through its mission, vision and values. In particular, we are seeking candidates whose scholarship focuses on Black scholarship and anti-Black racism, anti-colonialism and decolonization.
The School prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. Currently, the school offers a four-year BSW program, advanced standing BSW programs to students with prior education and experience, a BSW program offered in collaboration with First Nations Technical Institute, and a Master of Social Work program. The School is located within the Faculty of Community Services, which offers a range of programs that provide rich opportunities for collaborative and international initiatives in teaching and research.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include: service that contributes to the continuing success of the School of Social Work, the Faculty and the University in the area of Black studies; teaching a variety of social work courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels ensuring incorporation of Indigenous perspectives; contributing to the collegial governance of the school; strong community engagement that builds upon and enhances relationships with social service agencies and communities; and demonstrating and maintaining a strong research agenda.
Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree with a focus on Black studies and/or perspectives, experiences and knowledges in social work practice; at least one of the degrees completed must be in social work or a related discipline at the undergraduate or graduate level. A social work degree is preferred.
In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:
- a strong emerging or well-established program of research (i.e., peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, research funding and/or investigator roles in research projects);
- high-quality teaching; social work teaching and practice experience;
- a record of collaboration and engagement with Black communities and organizations;
- commitment to working in support of students;
- scholarship and practice with a specific focus on Black scholarship/ studies;
- administrative experience, such as experience with periodic program review and/or CASWE accreditation;
- commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
- commitment to a collegial work environment and an ability to contribute to the life of the School, Faculty and the University through collegial service.
How to Apply: Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Michelle Gomes, HR Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin). Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. To ensure full consideration, candidates must apply by January 5, 2020; however, late applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Lynn Lavallée, at email@example.com.
Assistant/Associate Professor of Research: Augusta University, Georgia
You are an enthusiastic scholar-educator with a love for research methodologies, multidisciplinary projects, and community engagement. You are a go-getter with non-stop ideas and a knack for working well with both students and colleagues. You wish to engage in teaching, research, and service that are driven by/responsive to the needs of your local community and your disciplinary field. We are a rapidly growing research university with deep connections to the city we call home. We are an open and diverse department that welcomes collaboration and encourages collegiality. We are the colleagues who wish to accompany you on your journey to pursue professionally meaningful work. We invite you to come grow with us at a unique institution where our employees are our greatest contributors to the legacy of achievement and promise that is Augusta University.
Position Description Summary: The Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation (ASI) in the College of Education atAugusta University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Educational Research. Although the position is intended to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, the rank of Associate Professor may be considered for outstanding candidates.
Start Date: The start date for this position is August 1, 2020.
Responsibilities include: 1) developing and teaching graduate-level introductory- and advanced courses in educational research methods, especially qualitative research methods; 2) conducting and supervising research; and 3) providing service to the college, theuniversity, the community, and the profession. The position requires the candidate tomaintain an active research agenda, including regular publications, professional presentations, and external grant submissions. Candidates should be prepared to deliver courses online, hybrid, and face-to-face with a strong preference for candidates who are prepared to teach in all formats. With primary responsibilities focused on masters and specialist research courses throughout the College of Education, the successful candidate will also be prepared to mentor doctoral students in our Ed.D. program that explores theintersections ofeducational innovation and social justice. Our doctoral program uses a research team approach to the dissertation rather than individual dissertations. We are an active member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate and implementing its principles in our doctoral degree.
Required Qualifications: We invite applications from candidates with an earned doctorate in research methodology education or a related field (ABD with designated completion date will be considered). The successful candidate is expected to have begun development of a robust research agenda with the potential for developing a national and/or international reputation and will possess a research record that demonstrates potential for obtaining external research funding.
Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with an expertise in qualitative research methods, identified substantive area of interest (such as program evaluation, educational psychology, educational policy studies), teaching experience at the graduate level, experience engaging in research in P-20 settings, interest in helping grow our Ed.D. program, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and to mentor students.
About the Department: The Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation (ASI) offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling), the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Advanced Educational Studies, and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Innovation with programs accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities. The department houses the research and foundations courses that serve the entire college.
ASI has recently experienced extraordinary growth in our research productivity, grant activity, and awards for teaching excellence. We have strong, collaborative relationships with school districts, community partners, and national organizations such as the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. The department resides in the College of Education located on the picturesque Summerville campus.
Application Deadline: Review begins December 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information visit: https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/
Department Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Coordinator: Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation (LTRI)
The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health System, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world’s leading centres in biomedical research. With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators. Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital and Bridgepoint Active Healthcare ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health. Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.
Sinai Health System is one of Canada’s pre-eminent patient care, research and academic health science centres and is one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers with a well-earned reputation for excellence. Within the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, the Collaboratory for Research and Innovation has a focus on health services research and is addressing questions and issues related to the intersection of multimorbidity, social determinants and health system factors. The Collaboratory is located on the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare campus.
Description of position: The Research Collaboratory is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic individual to serve as a Research Coordinator to collaborate on the development of a research and innovation program around the opioid crisis. The Research Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Project Lead and the Project Manager to assist on the development of novel educational programs and clinical tools focused on improving primary care for people living with opioid use disorder. The research Coordinator will work independently and effectively to produce high quality research, documentation, communication, and overall coordination of the tasks assigned.
The position will be based out of the Bridgepoint site in Toronto, ON.
Role and responsibilities:
- Assists Principal Investigator, Project Lead and Project manager in the logistical management of development and evaluation project
- Liaise with national, off-site project partner
- Supports data collection and data syntheses for needs assessment under supervision of the Project Manager, Project Lead Principal Investigator.
- Conduct literature searches in specified databases, using predefined terms with the ability to independently review study titles and abstracts to determine relevance
- Assists with data abstraction, translation of articles to support literature and scoping reviews, and other data collection.
- Prepare and help write manuscripts for publication
- Prepares materials for submission to regulatory agencies, including the research ethics boards.
- Work with other team members to complete additional tasks as needed
Qualification and education requirement:
- Master’s degree in Health Services or related discipline required
- Minimum of 2 years of experience and demonstrated success working in a research setting
- Knowledge in educational theory and critical discourse analysis are assets
- Experience with conducting literature searches in specified databases, using predefined terms with the ability to independently review study titles and abstracts to determine relevance.
- Experience with data abstraction, synthesis and translation of articles to support literature and scoping reviews, and other data collection.
- Experience writing and preparing manuscripts for publication
- Experience maintaining project documents as well as managing literature databases using EndNote and Covidence software.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to set priorities and work independently in a dynamic team environment
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite computer applications
- Previous experience with data management software (REDCap, NVivo) is an assetPlease apply on the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute careers page: here
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.)