Student Research Assistant - Department of Environmental Studies

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Department of Environmental Studies
Student Research Assistant - Department of Environmental Studies
Hours of Work:
Up to 15 hours per week

$20,75 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – August 31, 2024

Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown, Environmental Studies is seeking applications for a student research assistant to help with the development of an open textbook for ENV 1010 Introduction to Environmental Studies.  The student will help to find and assess possible open access resources and textbooks and help with their adaptation.




  • Help to assess possible open access environmental textbooks or other resources suitable for ENV 1010
  • Help to adapt these resources as an open textbook for use in ENV 1010
  • Help to develop study aids for use with the open textbook
  • Help with formatting the adapted textbook




  • Be a third or fourth year UPEI Bachelor of Environmental Studies student
  • Students graduating in May 2024 are also eligible
  • Excellent knowledge of environmental studies and sciences
  • Excellent analysis and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills. Knowledge of Pressbooks is an asset


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 below.

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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