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Student Research Assistant - Department of Sociology and Anthropology - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 10 hours per week

$16.10 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


May 30 – August 31, 2022

Dr. Philippe Messier is seeking an undergraduate Student Research Assistant to support their SSHRC funded research project, entitled “Connecting People Positively: The Infrastructure of Mobility in Democratic India and Socialist Vietnam.”


Under the direct supervision of Dr. Messier, the student will:

  • Help collect primary data from audio-visual media and graphic design, especially across television channels in Vietnam
  • Code and categorize for preliminary analysis
  • Translate from Vietnamese to English
  • Perform other research duties as required


  • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate UPEI student
  • Background in sociocultural anthropology
  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of Vietnamese
  • Experience with Vietnam-based media production
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Highly motivated and responsible
  • The ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Access to a computer, internet, and video recording capability

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, or fax it to (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.

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.