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Student Position - Master of Arts, Island Studies - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Date of Posting: 
July 25, 2014
Master of Arts, Island Studies - Faculty of Arts
Student Position
Hours of Work: 

130  hours in total

$13.22 per hour (vacation pay included)

August 4 – August 31, 2014

A Student Research Assistant is needed to work on a research project about the perceptions of quality-of-life of Chinese immigrants to three cities in Canada. The Student Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Jim Randall, Master of Arts,  Island Studies


The Student Research Assistant will:
• analyse focus group transcripts using standard qualitative techniques,
• write up a thematic analysis of the focus group interviews


• The successful candidate will be a senior undergraduate  or have a degree in a Social Sciences discipline and will ideally have training and experience in Social Sciences and/or Island Studies.
• Strong organizational, communication, writing and computer skills are required.
• Training and experience in qualitative research analysis is required.
• Acceptance and/or registration in the Master of Arts, Island Studies program is an 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 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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