Graduate Research Assistant - Island Studies - Faculty of Arts

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Island Studies - Faculty of Arts
Graduate Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 15 hours per week (up to a maximum of 180 hours)

$23.45 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – March 31, 2022

The Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) program at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a graduate research assistant to carry out research on a project entitled To toll or not to toll: Transportation lessons from a world of islands.


  • Carry out a global island environmental scan of literature on bridge and other crossing tolls
  • Prepare a literature review, including a synthesis of key themes
  • Identify interview participants
  • Assist with interviews, transcription, and analysis
  • Assist with writing a final report and policy brief


  • Be a current MAIS or other UPEI graduate student
  • Be able to carry out literature searches
  • Be able to write well
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be reliable and able to work independently

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.