Lecturer, two-year term position

Applications are invited for a two-year term position at the rank of Lecturer in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Saskatchewan, with an anticipated start date of no later than July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be required to play a key role in developing the online version of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Joint Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas (GENI). In addition to conceptualizing the instructional format and overseeing the development of courses in the online MPA, the successful candidate will undertake the development and instruction of courses in the online MPA and GENI. There is also an expectation to undertake relevant administrative activities, including meetings and committee work. [Although not required for the position, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to supervise student research projects and participate in research activities.]

The successful candidate will have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in an area related to public administration, public policy, and/or governance and entrepreneurship in northern and Indigenous areas. The successful candidate will have: extensive knowledge and experience in online education; demonstrated effective online course development and teaching skills; knowledge of public administration, public policy, and/or governance and entrepreneurship in northern and Indigenous areas; and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

A collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, the JSGS is one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in and devoted to advancing public value. The JSGS offers six graduate programs, six graduate certificates and a wealth of executive and board education options. Working together and alongside colleagues in the public service and industry, JSGS faculty have made important research contributions in the areas of innovation, science and technology policy, social policy and inequality, and governance. This work enriches the knowledge base from which policymakers draw as they refine and develop policies and programs that touch all aspects of the needs of Canadians.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

The salary range for this position is $77,613 to $115,245 per annum.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package, including a dental, health, and extended vision care plan; pension plan; life insurance (compulsory and voluntary; academic long-term disability; sick leave; travel insurance; death benefits; an employee and family assistance program; a professional expense allowance; and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.

Interested candidates must submit, via e-mail, a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information for three references to:

Amber McCuaig
Executive Officer – Administration, Strategic Planning & Projects
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
amber.mccuaig@usask.ca

Enquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Murray Fulton, Professor and Director, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, at murray.fulton@usask.ca.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is in scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA).

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.