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 14, 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.