Cisco Systems Research Chair

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) invites applications for a newly established Cisco Systems Research Chair in Big Data and Open Government, to be located on its University of Regina campus.

The school seeks a leading scholar with an international reputation and an outstanding track record, both in terms of publications and training of highly-qualified personnel. The primary work of the chair will be to develop various tools available for public sector modernization and to explore new avenues of networking and collaboration that will improve virtual management and enhance public engagement. The chair will also examine how the transition towards digital government will impact public institutions and empower citizens. The chair will also be expected to provide strategic direction to government on how to achieve modernization in order to improve policy outcomes, advance public institutions and enhance democratic citizenship.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in public administration, sociology, political science, computer science, software engineering, or visual/fine arts. The successful candidate must also possess a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in both academia and industry. Complementing the current faculty, the successful candidate is expected to provide leadership to the school’s teaching and research programs in the application of digital government, Web 2.0, big data analytics and social media.

This tenured-track position, with reduced teaching and administration duties, comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes a pension plan, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, employee assistance program and flexible health spending account.

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Director, International Centre for Northern Governance and Development

The International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) invites applications for an experienced academic leader to assume the role of director of the centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight and management of the centre, the Master of Northern Governance and Development program and relations with its Northern Advisory Board, government, corporate sponsors, funding agencies and international partners. Working collaboratively with the senior fellows of the centre, the director is responsible for developing an extensive research program focusing on the provincial North. The successful candidate will also teach in the centre’s graduate programs, and must be willing to travel to diverse northern locations and environments.

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. a minimum of 3 years of administrative and supervisory management experience;
  2. project management or research management experience working effectively with key northern actors (i.e., indigenous peoples, Aboriginal governments and the private sector);
  3. evidence of funded research conducted in the Circumpolar North;
  4. a developed or future research program focusing on the provincial North;
  5. a demonstrated commitment to capacity building and economic development in and with the provincial North;
  6. evidence of excellent teaching and an ability to manage graduate level programs;
  7. a proven track record of excellent student supervision;
  8. extensive engagement with contacts throughout the Circumpolar North; and
  9. a range of interpersonal skills that permits the candidate to work in both an academic setting and northern community.

Fluency and proficiency in a second Circumpolar language would be an asset.

Candidates should be appointable at the associate or full professor rank and tenurable at the U of S. The current salary range is $106,708.00 to $130,588.00 for an associate professor and $124,618.00 to $145,513.00 for a full professor. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, a dental plan, an extended health and vision care plan, an employee assistance program and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

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Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Public Management, Public Policy or International Trade

Fulbright Canada is now recruiting to fill a Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Public Management, Public Policy or International Trade at the University of Saskatchewan campus. This is an ideal opportunity for American scholars doing research in these areas to come to the JSGS to collaborate on research projects and share ideas and perspectives. The successful candidate can also guest lecture in courses, mentor students, lecture in public venues, network, and promote their research. 

Please note that there are a total of four awards available in this area (Policy studies, award #5497), and each award is valued at $25,000. The competition is now open and closes on August 1, 2014.  Click here to view the Fulbright Canada instructional video.


Candidates must

  • Be American citizens,
  • Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible,
  • Be proficient in English.

 Applicants are not eligible if they

  • hold permanent residency status in Canada,
  • reside in Canada, and
  • have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six year period immediately preceding the date of application.

Fulbright Canada at a glance:

  • With more than 300,000 Fulbright alumni in more than 150 countries, the Fulbright program is the gold standard in academic exchange and a leader in public diplomacy.
  • The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange.
  • The mandate of Fulbright Canada is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding individuals. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the other country. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders

Please visit http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/apply-now/ for more information.