MTS Level 5 - Technical Support Coordinator - Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Date of Posting: 
March 13, 2013
Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
MTS Level 5 - Technical Support Coordinator
Part-time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

Up to 15 hours per week (Flexible hours on occasion to meet deadlines or support evening or weekend meetings).

$22.42 per hour, as per CUPE 1870 agreement (grant funded)

March 2013 – June 31, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on satisfactory performance, available funding, and project requirements.)

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is the coordinating institution for a Major Collaborative Research Initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The 7-year project, titled Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS), is unfolding through the cooperation of some 70 researchers and various other stakeholders from over a dozen countries, and under the direction of Professor. Annabel Cohen, Department of Psychology, UPEI. Its overall objective is to facilitate and coordinate a variety of initiatives exploring the relationship between singing and three research themes: development, education and well-being. The AIRS Project web-site is at:
The position of Technical Support Coordinator is required to support and implement the knowledge of Singing Analysis.
An individual is required who is skilled in technical support, who has good interpersonal and communication capabilities and can appreciate the technology needs of a network of researchers and address those needs through optimal co-ordination of a host of technical resources at hand. Duties will include:
• providing support for computers and networking of the AIRS staff
• training other members of the team, both on and off campus, on the use of the above
• interfacing between the AIRS management and the general UPEI information technology support personnel
• providing support for audio/music/video software and hardware needs
• psycho-acoustic experiment support; including brainwave analysis

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, adaptable, punctual, and a team player who can meet deadlines and who possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.
Interested candidates should have facility and knowledge of: Database management; video conferencing management; Windows XP, Vista, Macintosh 10.4.x and up, as well as a general familiarity with Linux and Unix; Audio data processing, general hardware/software troubleshooting skills; audio-video technology; Adobe in Design software and other Adobe Creative Suite products; psycho-acoustic technology
Must have demonstrated competency in use of computer applications, including but not limited to: Word-processing and spreadsheet applications, merging data between applications.
Past university course work in computer science and information technology would be an asset. Additional assets include: French/English bilingualism and interest/experience in music.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person 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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

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.
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