Student Research Assistants (Up to 3 Positions) - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts

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Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Student Research Assistants (Up to 3 Positions)
Hours of Work:
Up to 25 hours per week June to August. Up to 12 hours per week September to April

$16.10 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – April 30, 2023

An interdisciplinary research project entitled Access to Music Education, examining equity in music education, invites students to apply for positions to assist with some or all of the following tasks: project management, survey analysis, workshop organization, development of ethics proposals, behavioural research (testing of participants, data collection, data analysis). The assistant is expected to apply their knowledge as a foundation for learning various skills required to accomplish these tasks. Under the general supervision of the project’s Principal and Co-Principal Investigators, and Steering Committee (for the management tasks) and UPEI Faculty member responsible for specific research projects, the position will entail independent work and teamwork. The student is expected to engage as part of the interdisciplinary team of students, faculty investigators, and other professionals.


The work will entail some or all of the following depending on qualifications

  • Project management (communications, filing, meeting support, workshop organization)
  • Updating and maintaining the website
  • Developing and maintaining ethics proposals
  • Survey analysis
  • Behavioural research design and analysis, including interviews and online testing
  • Training other assistants in routine tasks


  • Preference will be given to undergraduate students in Psychology, Education, Business, Music, Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science. Persons in other related fields are welcome to apply.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, HTML
  • Experiences with SPSS, R, Matlab or other data analysis software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Superior organizational skills and record-keeping ability
  • Capacity to exercise confidentiality and conscientiousness
  • Evidence of academic achievement
  • Courses in education, management, organizational behaviour, statistics, database systems, psychology, music, or similar skills acquired outside of coursework
  • Intercultural competency (bilingualism/multilingualism; Indigenous and international experiences and cultural exposure)
  • Background in music, music education, or music technology
  • Familiarity with the PEI educational system
  • Familiarity with issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion

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.