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Student Assistant - The University Writing Minor - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, July 28, 2014
Date of Posting: 
July 21, 2014
The University Writing Minor - Faculty of Arts
Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Approximately 8 to 10 hours per week. Work schedule will vary.

$11.11 per hour (vacation pay included)

 July – August (eight weeks)

The University Writing Minor is looking for one Student Assistant to work up to 10 hours per week throughout July and August, 2014, to help support the development of a strong system for teaching and administering UPEI’s Writing-Intensive courses. We seek a student with outstanding writing, oral, and leadership skills, and strong interest in writing and writing across the curriculum. Students who have completed or are enrolled in the University Writing Minor is an asset.


The Student Assistant will work primarily on 4 main task areas:

1. helping to develop flexible but efficient methods for organizing, authorizing, and monitoring UPEI’s cohort of Writing-Intensive courses to ensure currency, accuracy, and credible standards;
2. helping to research and organize materials for Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) professional development;
3. helping to develop campus communication approaches relevant to Writing-Intensive courses and WAC professional development; and
4. contributing a student perspective to writing-intensive development on campus, and helping to develop methods for strong student-to-student communication and events regarding writing-intensive learning. 

• The Student Assistant will work closely with the Coordinator of the University Writing Minor and English 101.


• Preference will be given to students who have completed English 101, English 381,  University 103, and at least one other writing-intensive course.

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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