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 7 hours per week

$20.20 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


May 2, 2022 – November 25, 2022

Faculty member Dr. Rachelle Gauthier (Faculty of Education) is in search of one research assistant to work on a French research project which will focus on the francisation program that exists within the French first language school in Prince Edward Island.


  • Conduct and organize a literature search
  • Assist with data collection
  • Conduct transcription of interviews and focus group discussions
  • Assist with preliminary qualitative data analysis
  • Assist in writing an article for publication
  • Assist with writing abstracts for conferences
  • Assist in the development of visual supports for dissemination of results
  • Other tasks related to the research, as required


  • Enrolled in a graduate program at UPEI
  • Excellent language skills in both French and English
  • Experience and ease in working with people
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent writing/editing skills
  • Knowledge of APA
  • Experience in development of PowerPoint presentations, and/or other presentation software
  • Ability 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.

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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.

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Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

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