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Tenure Track Positions, College of Nursing

The College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor levels. Positions are available at our Saskatoon, Regina, and Prince Albert Campuses.

We are seeking dynamic teacher-scholars with an interest in partnerships that support better health, better care and better stewardship of our health system and community resources.

As a proud member of the U15, and one of Canada’s top research intensive universities, the University of Saskatchewan excels in interprofessional, interdisciplinary and cross-sector research aimed at developing and testing real world solutions to complex problems. The University is home to the Canadian Light Source (Canada’s only Synchrotron ) and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization - International Vaccine Centre and is the only institution in Canada awarded two Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) awards. The Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change initiative is the largest university-led water research program ever funded worldwide at $77.8 million and Designing Crops for Global Food Security is a seven year project totaling $37.2 million. Signature areas for the University include Indigenous engagement and scholarship, health solutions at the animal-human-environment interface, and food and fresh water security.

Within this rich context, the College of Nursing (est. 1938) is distinguished provincially, nationally and globally:

1)      College of Nursing faculty members are dedicated to the education of a new generation of nurses with skills in interprofessional healthcare and health promotion. The College readily collaborates with the eight other health sciences colleges and schools at the UofS.  These partnerships facilitate excellence in interdisciplinary health research, teaching, outreach, and community engagement.

2)      Our Learn Where You Live approach enables students to complete a full undergraduate degree in one of six communities throughout Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert; Île-à-la-Crosse, La Ronge, Yorkton). We also offer graduate programing (MN, MN-NP, and PhD) using distributed methods.

3)      Through well-established community partnerships the College has the highest recruitment and retention rate of Indigenous nursing students in Canada. Presently, 19% of BSN students are self-declared First Nation or Métis persons, and more than 90% successfully complete College of Nursing programs.

4)      The College is distinguished by our nation-leading integration of remote presence and other technologies ( that support teaching, research and professional nursing practice.

5)      In addition, the College is at the forefront of Saskatchewan’s Patient Oriented Research endeavors. Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials (SUPPORT) Units are a part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR). The College of Nursing is closely connected to Saskatchewan’s SUPPORT unit and has new funds available to established researchers for postdoctoral fellowships related to patient oriented research.

6)      College of Nursing faculty members lead vibrant research programs and professional practices that inform research, teaching, and practice.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree from an accredited university at the time of appointment, and should have at least one degree in Nursing, and be eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association. Special consideration will be given to mid-career candidates and/or those with a background in patient-oriented research areas of relevance to Saskatchewan health system priorities (  Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are strongly encouraged to apply.  Exceptional candidates who are not Registered Nurses, but who have made substantial contributions to the nursing discipline may also be considered.

Current salary bands for these positions are as follows: Assistant Professor – $90,796 - $109,108, Associate Professor – $109,108 – $127,420, and Full Professor – $127,420 – $148,784.  The positions include a comprehensive benefits package  including a pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program, and flexible health and wellness spending program.  A generous start-up research fund of $60,000 is available.

Tenure in the College of Nursing is awarded on the basis of three primary categories: academic credentials; effectiveness in teaching; and, achievements in either research or scholarly practice of professional skills. The attainment of a national or international reputation in the discipline is an important consideration in the evaluation process.

To apply, please email a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, statement of the nature and scope of research or professional practice, and the names and email addresses of three referees willing to provide a letter of reference to   Applications may be addressed to:

Dr. Martha (Beth) Horsburgh, RN, PhD,
Professor & Interim Dean
College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK
S7N 2Z4

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications for the first round of hiring must be submitted by November 15, 2016.  The College of Nursing thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. The anticipated start date for these positions is July 1, 2017 (earlier or later start dates may be negotiated).


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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.