Graduate Student Assistant - Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

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Student Position
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Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
Graduate Student Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 20 hours per week

$19.75 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


August 30, 2021 – April 30, 2022

The School of Climate Change and Adaptation is currently seeking a graduate student to work as a teaching assistant (TA) to help with the course delivery in the St. Peter's Bay Campus. The TA is for the semester of Fall 2021 and is expected to work up to 20 hours per week.


  • Assisting with the delivery of course modules and lab sessions in the BSc program in Applied Climate Change and Adaptation
  • Assisting with field trip planning, climate monitoring equipment installation, and data collection
  • Driving the School’s electric vehicle on a daily basis to support student commute between UPEI main campus and St. Peter’s Bay


  • Enrolled as a full-time graduate student in Fall 2021 (preferably PhD in Environmental Science with a focus on climate change)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Fully meet the driver qualification at UPEI (e.g., at least 23 years of age and have 6 years of driving experience, etc. Please refer to for the full qualification criteria)

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.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

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.