Houston Family Research Fellow - Postdoctoral Position in Health/Social Inequality

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher. Knowledge of and interest in human health and well-being with a particular focus on evidence-based approaches to inequality and social policy are required. Research featuring international and comparative perspectives that sheds a unique light on the Canadian situation is especially welcomed, as are projects that seek to compare provinces and municipalities.

The successful candidate will have recently completed their PhD in a relevant field prior to assuming the position. We are seeking candidates who have an established record of research productivity, independent investigation, creativity, and initiative. Experience engaging with the media and general public is also valuable.

This position is for a one-year term with the possibility of a one-year renewal. The remuneration will be $50,000 annually plus benefits. The Research Fellow is funded in part by the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy. The start date will be as early as July 1, 2019, and not later than January 1, 2020. The successful candidate is expected to be in residence at JSGS, either at the University of Saskatchewan or University of Regina campus.

Applications will be reviewed commencing May 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates are invited to send their applications via email in a single PDF file, including a cover letter, current CV, short research proposal (maximum two pages), and the names of and contact information for three references, to:

Ms. Amber McCuaig
Executive Officer – Administration, Strategic Planning, and Projects
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Email: amber.mccuaig@usask.ca

This position is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and international applicants.

About the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy
Stuart and Mary Houston, as a reflection of their lifelong commitment to social justice particularly as it involves health and income inequalities, established the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

About the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy was established in June 2007 as a collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. It is one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in improving public management and creating public value. JSGS offers four professional graduate programs, two research-based programs – Master’s and PhD in Public Policy – 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 with colleagues in the public service and industry, they enrich the evidence base on which policymakers can draw in order to develop policies and programs that positively impact the needs of Canadians. Recent examples are the work on climate change in Saskatchewan and legalizing and regulating cannabis.

Lecturer positions (two-year term)

Applications are invited for up to two full-time positions at the rank of Lecturer at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), University of Saskatchewan (USask). These positions are for a term of two years with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The primary work location will be the USask campus, located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

With growing program offerings, JSGS has a need for additional teaching capacity and is recruiting for up to two Lecturer positions. The successful candidates will each teach up to six courses across JSGS’ academic programs (three in-person graduate programs, two online graduate programs, and six graduate certificates). The development of new courses may substitute for course instruction in some cases. The successful candidates will also participate in administrative activities, including meetings and committee work.

One position will focus primarily on teaching courses in the public finance, public-sector financial management, economics, and statistics/quantitative methods areas. The potential second position would teach a set of more general public policy courses, including topics such as governance and administration, advanced policy analysis, northern public policy analysis, ethical leadership and democracy, and negotiations and consultations. One or both positions may supervise student research projects in lieu of teaching a course. While not required, both positions may have the opportunity to participate in research activities.

The successful candidates will have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in an area related to public policy, public administration, or governance. Evidence of effectiveness in teaching at the university level (and ideally the graduate level) is required. Knowledge of the topics being taught, along with knowledge of public policy, public administration, and/or governance in the Canadian context, and strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Experience in online teaching would be an asset, as would experience working in the public sector.

The salary range for these positions is $77,613 to $115,245 per annum, plus a comprehensive benefits package. These positions are in scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA).

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2019. Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the positions are filled.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application file that will include the following documents: 

  • Cover letter, including a statement about their citizenship (candidates who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents will be given priority);
  • Detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Summary (two-page maximum) of teaching effectiveness, including philosophy, training, and evaluation (summative judgement of others’ assessments); and
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Applications must be sent as a single PDF file to amber.mccuaig@usask.ca. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Murray Fulton, Professor and Director, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan.

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.

A collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, JSGS is one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in and devoted to advancing public value. 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 policysocial 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. Visit www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca to learn more about JSGS.

Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. Saskatoon is 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.

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.