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Graduate Student - Teaching/Research Assistant (Inquiry Studies)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
Date of Posting: 
September 23, 2016
VP Academic Planning Group
Graduate Student - Teaching/Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Up to 20 hours per week

$17.63 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 2016 – July 31, 2017

The office of the VP Academic is seeking a student research assistant to provide support to the Academic Planning Group and assist in the research and development of the academic plan.


• Administer, evaluate and analyze pre/mid/post-term assessments using both quantitative and qualitative approaches
• Maintain the course grade database and tracking grade trends
• Serve as liaison between the coordinator, professors, learning facilitators and students by ensuring timely responses to inquiries and concerns
• Track, schedule and take detailed notes at planning & assessment meetings and during focus groups
• Aide the coordinator in addressing registration, enrollment, and space issues
• Search out, collate, and post materials to Moodle
• Photocopying/scanning
• Aide the coordinator in preparing correspondence, reports & funding applications
• Assist in marking student papers


• Senior Masters or PhD student
• Experience in the administration and implementation of a student-oriented program
• Experience in the collection and analysis of  both qualitative and quantitative data is essential
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Able to function effectively in a team environment

Priority will be 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 resume and reference list 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, or fax it to (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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