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Student Research Assistant(s) - Program of Acadian Studies - Department of Modern Languages

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 22, 2015
Date of Posting: 
May 14, 2015
Department of Modern Languages
Student Research Assistant(s) - Program of Acadian Studies
Hours of Work: 

Between 150 – 300 hours in total (depending on availability - hours per week negotiable)

$11.91 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible – August 21, 2015

Applications are invited for the student research assistant position (Up to 2 openings) in Acadian Studies with Dr. Carlo Lavoie.


The student who is hired will:
• Compile archival searches for primary documents
• Communicate with archivists about document holdings
• Order material on inter-library loan
• Photocopy, organize, and file primary and secondary sources on immigration in French to PEI.
• He or she will be trained to interpret, transcribe and photocopy texts (as necessary)
• Find, record and in some cases evaluate, specific information located in documents


• Applicants should be in their second, third or fourth year of a Bachelors degree with native French language skills.
• Have a demonstrated strength in French written and oral communication
• A good working knowledge of methods, analysis and research in Acadian Studies
• Have first-hand experience with the research and basic analysis of primary sources
• Have good basic computer processing skills

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 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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