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Student Research Assistant (Up to 2 Positions) - 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

$13.70 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – August 30, 2022

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is seeking an undergraduate Research Assistant for its research project, entitled “African Immigrants in PEI.” 


  • Contact and schedule research participants for interview
  • Conduct interviews and facilitate focus group interviews with members of the African Immigrant Community
  • Transcribe audio-recorded interviews
  • Library search
  • Literature review
  • Analyse and code research data
  • Perform other duties as required


Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Field research/qualitative research methods courses
  • Strong familiarity with sociological and anthropological concepts
  • The ability to work independently and to perform tasks on short notice
  • Good writing skill
  • Ability to critically review library and Internet sources
  • Maturity and ability to exercise sound judgement

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.

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.