Graduate Student Research Assistant - ARCTICNET - Faculty of Education

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Faculty of Education
Graduate Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 10 hours per week (to a maximum of 350 hours total)

$23.45 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – July 1, 2022

Dr. Kathy Snow is seeking one Graduate level Research assistant to support the research project “Effective Educators for successful students: an investigation of the preparation and resiliency of northern educators. The successful candidate must be willing to work at a distance with research co-investigators based in Ontario and Manitoba.


  • Coordinate communication and meetings between research team members by email or phone support research related requests of  team members
  • Read, analyze and summarize sources in relation to research questions, likely using a template/guidance, such as preparation of literature reviews
  • Create and maintain the reference list for research team
  • Prepare University and regional ethics applications
  • Coordinate timelines and tasks as outlined by project leads.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor
  • Ensure the smooth running of the multi-faceted project


  • Must be enrolled in graduate program at UPEI
  • Highly organized, with ability to monitor multiple project timelines concurrently
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, once times and objectives are made clear based on research team needs.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely in English for academic purposes, and adjust writing based on mentoring and editing from supervisor
  • Skilled at attending to detail in research and writing
  • Ability to organize information using a provided template in Microsoft Word or Excel
  • Ability to synthesize and summarize information from multiple sources to make accurate and representative claims
  • Past experience in Education/educational research
  • Candidate may be asked to provide writing sample in order to demonstrate fulfillment of some of the below 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.