Project Coordinator – International Project on Complex Migration Flows and Drivers

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The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications of interest from post-doctoral and more senior researchers for the position of a full-time Project Coordinator for a global partnership project examining complex migration flows and multiple drivers in comparative perspective. This six-year project adopts a socio-ecological systems framework that integrates the different drivers and types of migration. 

The multidisciplinary project will focus on the following:

  1.  Generate new data and combine with existing evidence, to map the links between internal, intra-regional and intercontinental migration along complex corridors of population flows in three migration systems;
  2.  Develop and test new analytical models that explain the interplay among migration drivers (environmental conditions, demographic and health factors, economic development dynamics, socio-political issues) taking into account also cultural and emotional processes that eventually shape people’s decisions to migrate; and
  3.  Translate research knowledge into policy-tools (by developing digital visualization tools, interactive story-driven dashboards, and infographics modelled on approaches found in contemporary data journalism) that will support an efficient and rights-based governance of international migration. 

The Project Coordinator will support the Project Scientific Director Anna Triandafyllidou in both academic and organizational aspects of this large partnership project. The Coordinator’s tasks include maintaining core project planning timelines and budget overview; coordinating team meetings and events; liaising with team members and partner organizations across regions; work with team members on the methodological design of the project; facilitating logistical aspects and day-to-day project and budget management (in close cooperation the CERC management team); monitoring work progress and organizing internal quality assessment; taking initiative for both scientific and broader dissemination of project results (in cooperation with CERC Communications Manager), drafting project reports and scientific publications of the highest standard; supervising junior research assistants or graduate students working for the project as required. The Project Coordinator will be integrated in the wider CERC research team and will benefit from a top-quality peer academic environment and significant management support. 


  • Applicants must hold a PhD in the social sciences
  • Ideally minimum of 2 years experience working (possibly in a coordinating/responsibility role) in large and multi-partner projects
  • Bilingual in English and French (working knowledge of Spanish an asset)
  • Applicants must have experience in doing mixed methods research (such as designing and conducting surveys, conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups, basic quantitative data analysis such as cross- tabulation and data reporting). We are looking for a candidate with a strong publication and conference presentation track record, commensurate with their career stage.
  • Previous experience in knowledge mobilization and communication, facilitating collaborative research networks and relations with community stakeholders and policy-makers is also an asset 

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