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Student Research Assistant, Department of Sociology & Anthropology - Faculty of Arts *Amended Closing Date*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Date of Posting: 
April 29, 2015
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Arts
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

10 hours per week

$10.76 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 15, 2015 to August 31, 2015

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is seeking an undergraduate Research Assistant for its research project, entitled “Migration for Higher Education: Motivation and Experiences of Sponsored Nigerian International Students in Canadian Undergraduate University Programs.”  The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Charles Adeyanju.

• Contact and schedule research participants for interview;
• Transcribe audio-recorded interviews; 
• Library search;
• Literature review;
• Analyse and code research data; and
• 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; 
• Good writing skill;
• Ability to critically review library and Internet sources; and 
• Maturity and ability to exercise sound judgement.
• Being well organized will be considered a definite asset.

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

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 below. 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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