Research Assistant, Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014
Date of Posting: 
December 5, 2014
Faculty of Education
Research Assistant
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

5—10 hours per week

$22.00 per hour (grant funded)

As soon as possible until January 23rd, 2015 (Term may be reduced extended depending on performance, available funding and project requirements.)

Working under the supervision of the UPEI Digital Economy Research requires two part-time Research Assistants to work on an initiative related to A University-College-Government-Community Partnership to Transform Education for Employment in the Digital Economy. These two positions will independently undertake assessment of student writing and collaborate with a peer for double-marking. This cross-sectorial partnership is being developed to co-create knowledge on how the digital economy changes the kinds of literacies students require to be successful, to increase the socio-cultural imagination of what is possible in schools, and to more accurately identify teacher capacity for innovation.


• Masters Degree in Education or related field of study would be considered an asset
• Bachelor of Education or Certificate in Adult Education is required
• Have a minimum of two years experience in assessing student papers
• Two years experience teaching adolescent writing
• Formal training in writing assessment is preferred

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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