Educational Psychology Research Coordinator
Jamie Metsala, Faculty of Education
Based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. The Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, and for its legacy in the advancement of women.
Dr. Jamie Metsala, Professor and Jarislowsky Chair in Learning Disabilities in the Faculty of Education, invites applications for the position of Research Coordinator. This position supports the daily operations of her research program and dissemination activities concerning reading and language development, classroom instruction and interventions, and learning disabilities.
What you'll do
About the Opportunity
The Research Coordinator position will oversee and partake in Dr. Metsala's research and dissemination activities including: research ethics, grant applications and reports; research planning and material preparation; coordination of data collection sites, participant recruitment and testing; training and overseeing research assistants or students; database management; preparation of research publications; coordinate and manage research and dissemination web-based and in person meetings and events.
What you'll need
- Advanced degree (Masters) in psychology, education, social or health sciences (BSc/BA with equivalent experience in a research setting in the fields of education, psychology, or educational assessment will be considered).
- Demonstrated skills with research coordination, including study preparation, recruitment of sites/schools and research participants, and working with participants in data collection.
- Experience with research ethics applications.
- Excellent interpersonal and writing skills to communicate effectively and professionally with research team, principals, teachers and other professionals, child and adult research participants and their families.
- Motivated and able to work independently with excellent organizational skills to set priorities, meet deadlines, and to manage multiple research and dissemination projects at once.
- Experience with data analysis software (SPSS) and Microsoft applications.
- Knowledge and experience with quantitative research, and reading and contributing to literature reviews.
- Knowledge of language and reading development and instruction and of learning disabilities an asset
- Experience with data collection systems (e.g., Simple Survey) and web platforms an asset
- Bilingual in French language an asset
- Access to reliable transportation for data recruitment and collection is necessary
Look for yourself
A little bit about us
Mount Saint Vincent University
Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit www.msvu.ca to learn more about us.
Are you interested?
Work With Us
Classification: One-year renewable contract (.8 or 1.0 FTE negotiable)
Starting Salary: $26- 30 per hour, depending on education & experience
Start Date: March 15 (negotiable)
Please email a resume/CV, a cover letter that outlines your specific experience related to the job information and required skills, and the names and contact information for 3 references to [email protected]. Applications will begin to be reviewed after February 15th until the position is filled.
Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.