Graduate Research Assistant - Faculty of Education

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Faculty of Education
Graduate Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 16 hours per week

$23.45 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – March 1, 2022


Dr. Lyndsay Moffatt of the Faculty of Education is seeking a part-time student research assistant to work on a study that uses tools of discourse analysis to examine focus group interview data.


  • The student research assistant will be applying tools of discourse analysis such as membership categorization analysis and conversation analysis to data generated in focus group interviews
  • The student research assistant will be gathering and analyzing relevant research literature
  • The student research assistant will be writing up initial findings from analysis and providing written reports


  • Familiarity with post-structural understandings of language, as well as discourse analytic tools such as membership categorization analysis and conversation analysis
  • Familiarity with post-colonial research on language acquisition
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Enrolled in a Masters of Education Program

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 will require mandatory full Covid 19 vaccination for all students, staff, and faculty. Exemptions only apply for medical, religious, or cultural reasons in accordance with the UPEI Covid 19 mandatory vaccination policy.

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.

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.