Canada 150 Research Chairs

The University of Saskatchewan invites outstanding internationally-based scholars and researchers to submit expressions of interest to be nominated for a Canada 150 Research Chair, based at the University of Saskatchewan.

About the University of Saskatchewan

Located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in the heart of Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is the core of a dynamic research hub set in an architecturally stunning century-old campus. Renowned for its cluster of world-class research centres and science facilities including the Canadian Light Source (the nation’s only synchrotron), the campus is a powerhouse of discovery and innovation that helps address challenges faced by people locally and around the world. With stellar research teams, tools and facilities, as well $175 – 200 million in annual research income over the last few years, the university has earned a place among the U15, the group of Canada’s top research universities. The U of S has been awarded two Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) and two Canada First Research Excellence Fund grants (CFREF).

About the Chairs

The University of Saskatchewan is seeking researchers and scholars with strong records of innovative, world-class scholarly achievement, and impact to contribute to the development of the University of Saskatchewan’s six signature areas of excellence. In particular, the U of S seeks candidates in each of the following areas:

  • Policy, governance and knowledge exchange with an emphasis in Health Innovation Policy – This Chair will serve as the focal point to conduct targeted research and unite leading executives, policymakers and academics in a cross-disciplinary collaboration aimed at identifying innovative actions to improve quality and delivery, reduce costs, and, ultimately increase value in the Canadian healthcare system. Topics that may be explored include: diagnostics, disease management, consumer incentives, health of populations, healthcare governance, administration and management, and other areas of interest. The research program will also investigate innovations that support Indigenous community-based definitions and solutions to health while acknowledging Indigenous models and methods.
  • Policy, governance and knowledge exchange with an emphasis in Science and Innovation Policy –  This Chair will undertake a series of targeted research, capacity building, and knowledge mobilization initiatives to enhance knowledge and understanding on the policy, governance and implementation dimensions of science and innovation.  

Successful candidates will be outstanding scholars with an established international reputation based on a scholarly record of excellence appropriate to their career stage. Candidates will have strong track records of innovation as evidenced by high-impact publications, success in attracting peer-reviewed funding, presentations at significant conferences, major honours and awards, and successful knowledge translation activities. 

The Chairs will be full-time appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. To be eligible, scholars must currently be living and working outside of Canada; this includes Canadian expatriate wishing to return to Canada.

The University of Saskatchewan recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Applications may be submitted through the University of Saskatchewan’s website https://usask.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=871 and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a brief (1 page) statement of research interests.  Applicants are encouraged to complete a self-identification questionnaire, available through the web portal.

If you have any questions about these positions, please contact Karen Chad, Vice-President Research at karen.chad@usask.ca.

Review of applications will begin 1 August and continue to 10 August.