Brescia University College a Catholic university college affiliated
with Western University, is Canada’s only women’s university providing instruction to over 1,500
students. Brescia is currently seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to fill a position as:
Research Assistant – Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
5 hours/week, Temporary contract (September 30, 2020 to April 1, 2021)
Compensation: Undergraduate $15 per hour (+ 4% vacation pay) with a maximum of 82 hours
One Research Assistant (RA) position is available to senior undergraduate students enrolled at
Brescia University College to support the research project entitled “Teaching in the Time of COVID-
19: Instructors’ Experiences of Online Teaching and Learning.” The Co-Principal Investigators seek
to learn more about the experiences and beliefs of Brescia instructors and the role that institutional
culture and communities of practice play in developing faculty members’ self-efficacy regarding
online teaching and learning. The RA will participate in the analysis and coding of qualitative
questionnaire responses. The project is funded by a Brescia Internal Research Grant.
Downloading questionnaire responses from Qualtrics.
Coding questionnaire responses in NVivo (provided to the student).
Collaborating with the Co-Principal Investigators to create a detailed codebook.
Maintaining data security and protecting the privacy of respondents.
Familiarity with qualitative research methods.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with the research team.
Access to reliable internet connection.
Own a computer that is compatible with NVivo 12.
Interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is ideal, but not mandatory.
Please submit a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 p.m. on September 18, 2020, to:
Dr. Heather Kirk, Co-Principal Investigator and Supervisor
Associate Professor Colleen Sharen, Co-Principal Investigator
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Brescia University College is
committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes application from
women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with
disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If
you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human
Resources at email@example.com.