Graduate Research Assistants (Up to 4 Positions) - Faculty of Education

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Faculty of Education
Graduate Research Assistants
Hours of Work:
Up to 8 hours per week

$20.20 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)


June 15, 2022 to May 30, 2023

The Faculty of Education is seeking up to four (4) Graduate Research Assistants to engage in program evaluation for a Literacy and Numeracy outreach project. Work will be intermittent throughout the duration of the contract. There will be some weeks when there will be no work due to the nature of the evaluation.


  • Prepare a logic model for the program
  • Meet with stakeholders
  • Measure literacy and numeracy levels in young children
  • Observe and record activities supporting literacy and numeracy development
  • Analyze data
  • Conduct a literature review
  • Prepare a technical report
  • Prepare a paper to present at conference/workshops


  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program
  • An Essential Skills Series training certificate
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing qualitative and/or quantitative data
  • The ability to work independently and as a team
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Skilled in using MS Office

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.

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.