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Student Assistant Position - The Writing Centre, Webster Academic Services

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015
Date of Posting: 
March 3, 2015
Webster Academic Services
Student Assistant Position - The Writing Centre
Hours of Work: 

Approximately 5 to 15 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

$11.11 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 2015 to August 2016

The Writing Centre is looking for Student Assistants to work up to 15 hours per week during the 2015-2016 school year, with time off during exam periods. Some weekend and evening hours are required. We are interested in students with strong writing skills and a passion for writing, and also students from a range of disciplines, including business and the sciences. Second language experience is an asset.


Writing Centre Student Assistants primarily work one-on-one with undergraduate students to help them become more proficient writers and critical thinkers. Assistants are also expected to maintain the Writing Lounge, visit classrooms to promote the Writing Centre, and perform other duties as required. Assistants work closely with the Writing Centre Coordinator (to whom they report), and are required to attend regularly scheduled training sessions and staff meetings throughout the year.


Preference will be given to applicants who have completed/or are in the process of completing English 101 or equivalent writing intensive courses.

Priority will also be given to University of Prince Edward Island students, in accordance to the Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a well-written cover letter, quoting the competition number, and a resume to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. Applicants who are selected for an interview will also be asked for a reference letter from a professor familiar with their writing, as well as a sample of their academic writing. 

You can also apply in person 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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents 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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