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Research Assistant - Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Date of Posting: 
March 13, 2013
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

up to 10 hours per week

$10.74 per hour (vacation pay included)

April 2013 to August 2013

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is seeking an undergraduate Research Assistant for its Taser project, entitled “‘Non-lethal’ Force Options in Canada: Taser Adoption by the Police and its Consequences.” The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Charles Adeyanju.

• Contact and schedule research participants for interview;
• Conduct interviews with members of the law enforcement community and facilitate focus group discussions with members of the general public;
• Transcribe audio-recorded interviews;
• Library search;
• Literature review;
• Analyse and code research data;
• Perform other duties as required.
Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:
• Field research/qualitative research methods courses;
• Strong familiarity with sociological and anthropological concepts;
• The ability to work independently and to perform tasks on short notice; and
• Maturity and ability to exercise sound judgement.
Being well organized will be considered a definite asset.
Priority 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 references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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.

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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