ADS Level 7 - Research Coordinator - Island Studies - Faculty of Arts (Grant Funded)

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Island Studies - Faculty of Arts
ADS Level 7 - Research Coordinator
Part-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
18 hours per week

$59,900 to $65,850 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870 (Grant Funded)


As soon as possible for Six (6) Month Term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Institute of Island Studies at UPEI is seeking a research coordinator to work on a project that will assess the well-being and quality-of-life of Islanders.


  • Develop and carry out online surveys and focus groups
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Liaise with community and government stakeholders
  • Analyse qualitative and numerical data
  • Access, manage and analyse secondary data related to indicators of quality-of-life/well-being
  • Contribute to the development, writing and editing of research reports, briefs for government and public audiences, and other communications
  • Communicate throughout all aspects of the project using traditional and social media platforms


  • Master’s degree in a social sciences or related discipline (PhD preferred)
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and oral communications
  • Experience in developing and carrying out large scale qualitative and survey research independently, including conducting focus group interviews and online surveys
  • Experience in qualitative and numerical data analysis
  • Experience managing research projects
  • Experience in using social media for communications
  • Experience using indicators of quality-of-life or well-being research would be considered a strong 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 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 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.