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Student Research Assistant - Department of Economics - Faculty of Arts

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Position Type:
Student Position
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Department of Economics - Faculty of Arts
Student Reserach Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 20 hours per week

$16.10 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)


ASAP – October 31, 2022


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the Atlantic Canada Economic Association (ACEA) is seeking applications for one undergraduate student research assistant (RA) at UPEI to assist in the development and expansion of the activities of this committee. This position is directed under the supervision of Dr. Nazanin Behzadan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at UPEI, and the Chair of the ACEA DEI Committee Dr. Angela Daley, Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Maine.


The student RA will help with tasks such as:

  • Drafting a DEI-themed newsletter for the ACEA
  • Coordinating DEI-related teaching resources and conference activities
  • Contributing to research on diversity and inclusion in the economics profession (e.g., literature review, data analysis, survey design, proposal writing).
  • The student RA will be required to attend virtual weekly meetings with the committee Chair, in addition to attending virtual DEI Committee meetings to provide a report about the progress of the work


  • Must be a UPEI Economics student who is currently in the 3rd or 4th year of their studies
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills
  • Research skills and experience is also preferred

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the 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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

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.