Executive Director

The University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan invite nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS).

Located in the province of Saskatchewan on two university campuses – in Regina and Saskatoon – the JSGS is a provincial centre for advanced study and research in public policy and administration. With a diversity of academic backgrounds in political science, economics, sociology, geography, law, and health policy, the school’s faculty members engage with and mentor graduate students in an interdisciplinary environment, educate the public on policy matters, and enrich the knowledge base from which policymakers draw.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual with exceptional leadership skills and a clear and compelling vision for excellence in public policy and public administration teaching and research. Based in Regina, the Executive Director will articulate the School’s needs in a variety of fora to support its planned growth and the achievement of its objectives, to ensure its curricula evolve in response to continually changing student and sector needs, to identify and recruit talented faculty, and to develop partnerships and strategic relationships with the public and private sectors.

For more information on this position, prospective candidates should visit http://www.uregina.ca/president/searches-reviews/searches.html

Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Health Policy and Law

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the area of health policy and law. The school seeks a scholar with a background in health administration, health law or health policy who is comfortable working in a highly interdisciplinary environment. This individual will also act as the director of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, providing academic direction and guidance.

The online MHA graduate program is administered through the school’s University of Regina campus, in co-operation with the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Public Health and is an innovate online graduate degree program aimed at health managers, clinicians and other professionals working in Canada and abroad.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or terminal degree in a related discipline. University-level teaching is an asset. Experience with government or health care sectors is preferred. Some experience with managing an academic or executive training program would also be an asset. A record of publications is highly desirable. The ability and the desire to meaningfully supervise graduate students is critical. Download the full posting.

Cisco Chair in e-Governance

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) invites applications for a newly established research chair in e-Governance, to be located at its University of Regina campus. The school seeks a leading scholar with an international reputation and who will thrive in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

The primary work of the chair will be to develop an ambitious research program that will examine how governments can more effectively communicate with citizens, businesses and other governments through enhanced use of technologies such as video, information sharing and online collaboration. Possible research areas may include exploring and developing best practices in sharing information, promoting services, recruiting and retaining employees, conducting surveys, engaging the public, ‘virtual government’, collaborating internally, social media and creating new strategic partnerships. The chair will develop collaborations with colleagues in the school and with those at other institutions throughout Canada and abroad. The chair is expected to recruit, teach and mentor graduate students. Download full posting for more information.

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.