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Student Assistant - Department of Philosophy

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2017
Date of Posting: 
January 9, 2017
Department of Philosophy
Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

6 hours per week for 11 weeks (There will be some variability in the hours mandated by the course schedule, some weeks requiring 10 hours and others just 2 hours.  Some weekend and evening work may be required). 

$11.44 per hour (vacation pay included)

January  – April 14, 2017 

The Department of Philosophy is seeking a student assistant for Phil 205/Bus 213 WEB course (online).


• Reading the class textbook and viewing online PowerPoint presentations
• Marking online quizzes featuring short answer questions
• Marking writing assignments of 1000 words
• Marking a final exam featuring short answer and essay questions


• Background in ethical theory or applied ethics or business studies is preferred
• Must be dependable and efficient
• Third or fourth year student majoring or minoring in Philosophy

Priority is given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a brief resume listing Phil or Business Courses taken, and grade achieved.  Applicants should submit a cirriculum vitae and the names of three references to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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