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 health or social policy are required.

Of particular interest is a researcher who would be able to play a leadership role in a large-scale qualitative and quantitative study comparing different models of care. The study would involve a comparison of the standard model of care in Saskatchewan with a team-based approach that engages physicians and non-physicians to address all facets of patient health.

The successful candidate will have recently completed their PhD in a field related to health policy prior to assuming the position. We are seeking candidates who have an established record of research productivity, independent investigation, creativity, and initiative. Experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis is required. 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 position is funded by the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy. The ideal start date is March 1, 2022, but is flexible. The successful candidate is expected to be in residence at JSGS, either at the University of Saskatchewan or University of Regina.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Early applications are encouraged.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications 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 the University of Saskatchewan’s Applicant Tracking System.

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. 

MHA Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Administration, located at the school's University of Regina campus.

The candidate will teach primarily in our online Masters of Health Administration. An ability to teach in the School’s other academic programs would be an asset. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Regina and will join a collaborative and supportive environment at JSGS. The School seeks a scholar who is comfortable working in a highly interdisciplinary environment. As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. As a research-intensive unit, the regular teaching load at JSGS  is four courses a year.

JSGS seeks a social scientist who studies health policy and administration and is especially interested in candidates with backgrounds in Health Economics, Health System Management and Evaluation, Health Information Management, Health Data Analysis,  or Indigenous Health. The successful candidate should have completed or be close to completion of a PhD in one of the identified areas. They will  be able to articulate a forward-looking plan of research, supervise research students,  and contribute to  program development and collegial governance. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is required and effectiveness at online teaching would be an asset. The ability to build and manage relationships and to communicate with diverse stakeholders both inside and outside the University setting is required.

Experience working in health care, the public sector, or with Indigenous communities would be an asset.

Position Details:

  • Pay Grade: Faculty Assistant Professor
  • Salary Range: As per URFA agreement
  • Status: Permanent
  • Full-time/Part-time position: Full time 
  • Job Open Date: January 14, 2022
  • Job Close Date: February 28, 2022
  • Competition number: 20220007A/S

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a cover letter, current resume/CV, description of teaching philosophy, and the names of and contact information for three references.

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

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. 

JSGS Lecturer, Four-Year Term, Canadian Public Policy, Public Administration, or Governance

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is recruiting for a full-time, four-year-term faculty position at the rank of Lecturer who specializes in Canadian public policy, public administration, or governance, starting July 1, 2022. This position will be based at our University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus. If you are interested in becoming part of transformative change at JSGS as we enter into an exciting stage of faculty renewal at our USask campus, we invite you to read on. 

With growing program offerings and rising enrolment, JSGS has a need for teaching capacity and is recruiting for a four-year-term Lecturer position who specializes in Canadian public policy, public administration, or governance. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year (18 credit units) across JSGS’ academic programs (five graduate programs and several graduate certificates), primarily in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) (in person and online) and Joint Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas (GENI) programs. The successful candidate will also participate in administrative activities, including meetings and committee work. 

The position will focus primarily on teaching courses in Canadian public administration, public policy, and governance. Depending on the successful candidate’s expertise, teaching assignments will be focused in one or more of the following areas: statistics/quantitative methods, governance and administration, public policy analysis, political economy, policy innovation, strategic management, and/or ethical leadership and democracy.

The salary band for this position as of the 2021-22 academic year is $81,678 to $121,278.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes 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 assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program. 

Candidate Qualities

The successful candidate will have completed or be close to completion of a PhD in an area related to public policy, public administration, governance, economics, or public finance or have a Master’s degree in one of those areas combined with extensive governance experience. Evidence of effectiveness in teaching at the university 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 is an asset, as is experience working in the public sector.

The ability to contribute to JSGS’s Strategic Plan commitments, to diversify JSGS’s subject matter and pedagogical expertise, and to participate in public engagement are strong assets. 

Candidates who will attract our attention are high-impact teacher-scholars whose ambitions resonate with the JSGS brand of high-quality graduate education and outstanding interdisciplinary research. We are seeking candidates who will contribute vitality to our school’s graduate programming, both in person and online, and our dynamic academic culture. Indigenous and BIPOC candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. 

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are asked to send a letter of motivation (including your vision on education if you were to join JSGS and indicating which courses in the MPA and/or GENI programs that you are qualified to teach) and a detailed CV as a single PDF file to jsgs-hr@usask.ca.

The consideration of applications will begin on March 28, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference and, as part of the interview process, to deliver a synchronous, online teaching demonstration. 

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated. 

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. 

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Named after Albert W. Johnson and Thomas K. Shoyama, two of Saskatchewan’s best-known public servants who went on to illustrious careers with the federal government, JSGS is the first provincial school of its kind and is the product of an innovative and successful partnership between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.

In its second decade of operations, JSGS strives to be a world-class policy school that educates, informs, and engages with public policy and administration. Our unique two-campus model brings together faculty and staff from two universities and several disciplines, as well as a host of Executives-in-Residence with many years of practical experience in government.

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 25,000.

Sessional Lecturer in Health Promotion

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy's (JSGS) University of Regina campus invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer to teach its online Health Promotion class.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to population health and instill the concepts and principles of population health promotion. Based on the Ottawa Charter of Health Promotion, this course will provide students with an opportunity to develop targeted health promotion strategies in vulnerable populations.

Position Requirements

Candidates must possess a relevant Master’s degree and/or relevant professional qualification.

Position Details:

  • Pay Grade: Faculty Sessional
  • Salary Range: As per URFA Collective Agreement
  • Status: Other
  • Work hours: This is a web course.
  • Job Open Date: February 24, 2022
  • Job Close Date: March 09, 2022
  • Competition number: 20220054SS

Questions about this posting can be directed to sadia.mcinnes@uregina.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code

Research Associate

The successful applicant will be part of a research team working on a project funded by the Stem Cell Network, titled: “Law, Public Policy, and Social License for Next-Generation Regenerative Medicine”. This position will be working on the arm of the project that is exploring professional regulation as a governance mechanism for clinical applications of regenerative medicine.

Activities may include supporting a scoping review with an accompanying legal and policy analysis, conducting background literature reviews, assisting with preparing research ethics application materials, supporting and/or conducting surveys and interviews, and project event planning (including knowledge translation activities such as public events and research presentations), conducting a comparative international legal and policy analysis and helping prepare manuscripts for publication, among other assigned research tasks. This position will include training and professional development opportunities as well as potential travel opportunities.

Position Requirements

  • The skills associated with this position would typically be obtained through the completion of a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a field of social science.
  • Applicants should have a strong background in qualitative research, including knowledge of research design.
  • Knowledge of how to conduct robust literature reviews is essential, as are strong research and writing skills.
  • Experience with legal research would be an asset, as would experience with policy, document, and content analysis.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work effectively both collaboratively and independently and possess strong organizational and time management skills.

Position Details

  • Employee Group - CUPE 5791- Research
  • Collective Agreement Considerations - Open to the public
  • Pay Grade - As per CUPE 5791 Research
    Salary Range - $36,000 - $40,000
  • Status - Term
  • Work Hours - This is a one-year term position. There is some flexibility regarding the hours of work and the location. Specific arrangements will be determined in consultation with the Principal Investigator.
  • Competition Number - 20220138A/S

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a cover letter, current resume/CV, and reference contact information.

Job Open Date: May 20, 2022
Job Closing Date: June 2, 2022

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.