Graduate Student Assistant - Department of Island Studies - Faculty of Arts

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Island Studies - Faculty of Arts
Graduate Student Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 8 hours per week

$15.75 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


January 10, 2022 – April 29, 2022

The Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) program at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a graduate student assistant for the 2022 winter term for IST-2010 – Introduction to Island Studies.


  • Assisting the course instructor with grading of assignments, tests, and other materials as assigned
  • Assist the instructor with providing feedback on written assignments
  • Assist student to develop academic writing skills


Applicants will:

  • Be a current MAIS or other UPEI graduate student
  • 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.

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.