Coordinator of Graduate Studies - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Date of Posting: 
July 3, 2014
Faculty of Education
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Term Part Time
Hours of Work: 

18.75 hours per week 

Commensurate with qualifications

July 14, 2014 to July 13, 2015 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Faculty of Education, University of Prince Edward Island, invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Graduate Studies.

The Coordinator of Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Education is responsible for the development and implementation of diverse graduate programs serving a significant number of Master of Education, Certificate students, and PhD students. The Coordinator is part of a team that works to ensure that the Faculty of Education is meeting the needs of its graduate students.


Reporting to the Dean of Education, with the support of the Administrative Assistant for Graduate Studies, and in collaboration with the Graduate Studies Committee, the Coordinator of Graduate Studies is responsible for:
• Liaising with educational stakeholders to investigate education programming needs and wants;
• Developing, planning, and implementing new programs and new foci for the MEd in Leadership and Learning;
• Developing the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) application for a new program and shepherding it through approval process;
• Planning marketing initiatives for new cohorts of graduate students;
• Overseeing responses to inquiries regarding Certificate, Masters and Doctoral programs and/or responding to student or potential student queries;
• Reading, reviewing, and making decisions regarding admissions files with the assistance of the Graduate Studies Committee, Admissions Officer, and the Administrative Assistant for Graduate Studies;
• Planning the flow and scheduling of graduate and certificate courses;
• Participating in the hiring committee for sessional instructors for graduate and certificate courses;
• Assisting in providing instructional support and guidelines to instructors offering courses in an online and/or blended approach;
• Adjudicating various graduate student award programs, including Master and doctoral Tri-Council applications at the university level;
• Chairing the Faculty of Education Graduate Studies Committee;
• Participating on various Faculty and University Committees; 
• Developing events for graduate students, including orientation, social events, and information sessions;
• Reviewing and developing policies and procedures with respect to graduate studies in the Faculty of Education;
• Other related duties as assigned by the Dean.


• The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in Education or in a related field, and have experience in teaching at a graduate level as well as in the supervision of graduate students.
• Preferred applicants will be proficient multi-taskers and have stellar leadership, communication, and time-management skills.
• Previous experience in Graduate Studies Coordination is an asset.

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 below. 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

E. Townsend

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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