Postdoctoral Fellows (Multiple Positions)

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is hiring up to three postdoctoral fellows to work on a series of community-based research projects focused on northern and Indigenous projects. Our focus is on Indigenous engagement in the natural resource economy; governance innovation in rural regions; the impact of technological change on northern, rural, and Indigenous regions in Canada and international areas; and First Nations and the cannabis industry.  

Position Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellows will be responsible for community-based research, including focus groups, local surveys, and discussions with community leaders, government officials, and business representatives. Experience with community-based research and familiarity with Canadian, northern, and Indigenous social and economic research would be ideal. The postdoctoral fellows may be based in a northern community.

Position Details: The positions will start as soon as possible after January 1, 2019. The term is one-year with the possibility of renewal. The salary will be $50,000 a year with separate funding for research expenses. The postdoctoral fellows will report to Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation.

Application procedures: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but ideally would be received before December 1, 2018. Positions will be filled as and when suitable candidates are identified. Applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Room 181 - 101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5B8
1-306-341-0545 (cell)

Applications must include: 

  • A brief letter outlining the applicant’s “fit” with the research program;
  • An academic and professional resume, focusing on work that is relevant to the research program; and
  • Names and contact information for three referees.

 

About the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) was established in 2007 as a collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. Since then, it has swiftly become one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in improving public management and creating public value. Today, JSGS offers six graduate programs, six master’s certificates, and a number of executive education options.

JSGS faculty members are highly engaged in teaching, research and writing that have an impact on issues affecting Canadians and the global community. Working together and alongside colleagues in the public service and industry, JSGS faculty have advanced knowledge related to innovation, science and technology policy, social policy and inequality, and governance. Together, they enrich the evidence base on which policymakers can draw in order to develop policies and programs that positively impact the needs of Canadians.

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

Compensation: US$25,000 for 4 months

Term: Grants begin in either September 2019 or January 2020
Specializations: Public health and social policy, innovation policy, resource and environmental policy, and public sector management.
Location: Johnson Shoyama Graduate School, University of Saskatchewan campus (Saskatoon)

Fulbright Canada is a joint, bi-national, treaty-based organization created to encourage mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America through academic and cultural exchange. Fulbright Canada is supported by the Canadian Government through Global Affairs Canada, by the United States Government through the Department of State, and by a diverse group of corporate sponsors, charitable trusts, and university partners. It is governed by an independent Board of Directors and operates out of Ottawa.

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is a provincial center for advanced education, research and training, with locations on two university campuses; the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. The school’s faculty members train graduate students in an interdisciplinary environment, educate the public on policy matters and improve the knowledge base from which policymakers draw. The school provides the opportunity to work on contemporary public policy and administration challenges in an academic environment renowned for innovation.
Saskatoon offers all the advantages of a large center within a rich natural, parkland setting. Residents benefit from affordable housing, diverse arts and cultural activities and year-round festivities.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate choices on the application. Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests.

For more information contact: 

Brad HectorFulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Fulbright Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), in collaboration with Indigenous Works – a national organization specializing in workplace inclusion strategies and corporate/Indigenous partnership development – is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to play a key role in a multi-year study of the engagement of Indigenous communities with resource companies and industries.

This new research initiative will develop a deeper understanding of partnership competencies and create a new partnership benchmarking system and learning program. The project is further supported by Mitacs, the leading funder of applied professional research in Canada. This initiative is led by Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation on behalf of the JSGS and Indigenous Works.

The postdoctoral fellow will play a major role in the development of the research plan, the training of other team members, and the coordination of the research project. The successful candidate will have recently completed their PhD in an appropriate social science discipline. Knowledge of organizational development systems, models, and approaches will be an asset. The successful candidate will have a solid background in research design and community-based research methodologies. They will also have experience working with Indigenous communities and will be interested in participating in a major national team project.

The postdoctoral fellowship will be for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2018, and will be based at the JSGS’s University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The position will require some travel to meet with team members across Canada and, in particular, to conduct community-based research in Indigenous communities.

Applications will be reviewed commencing March 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are invited to send their applications – including a cover letter, current CV, and the names of three references to:

Dr. Ken Coates
Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation
Attn: Indigenous Works Partnership Benchmarking Project
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Room 181 – 101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5B8

About the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) was established in June 2007 as a collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. Since then, it has swiftly become one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in improving public management and creating public value. Today, JSGS offers six graduate programs, six master’s certificates, and a number of executive education options.

JSGS faculty members are highly engaged in teaching, research and writing that have an impact on issues affecting Canadians and the global community. Working together and alongside colleagues in the public service and industry, JSGS faculty have advanced knowledge related to innovation, science and technology policy, social policy and inequality, and governance. Together, they enrich the evidence base on which policymakers can draw in order to develop policies and programs that positively impact the needs of Canadians.