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Assistant or Associate Professor, Public Policy and Adminstration

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy – Assistant or Associate Professor

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), with campuses at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina, is a unique collaboration between the two universities in the fields of public policy and administration in Canada. 

The JSGS invites applications for a tenure-track term appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of public policy and public administration. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active part in a research program and will have a demonstrated research interest within one of three areas of research priority for JSGS:  Innovation, Science and Technology Policy; Social Policy and Inequality; and Governance.  The candidate should also expect to teach at least three classes per year and be prepared to indicate which of the core courses of the school’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) curriculum they are qualified to teach. The school offers courses throughout the year in a variety of formats and the start date for the appointment is flexible but will not be later than July 1, 2017.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in any relevant subject area. In exceptional circumstances, applicants who are close to completion of a PhD may be considered. Considerable professional experience and/or research expertise in a relevant field will also be considered. University teaching experience at the graduate level is an asset, as is a record of publication; and experience working with government or industry.

The school offers competitive remuneration consistent with qualifications and experience and other benefits, including a supportive environment and the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars in fields such as environmental and resource policy, social policy, and public-sector management.  Salary bands for this post are as follows: Assistant Professor - $93,293 – $112,109; and Associate Professor - $112,109 - $130,925. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes 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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, fully describing their qualifications and experience; teaching portfolio (including evidence of teaching effectiveness); curriculum vitae; and contact information for three referees to:

Jeremy Rayner, Director
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan campus
141- 101 Diefenbaker Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7N 5B8   Email: jeremy.rayner@usask.ca

Consideration of applications will begin in October 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

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The JSGS is a provincial centre for advanced education, research and training in policy and administration. Located on two university campuses, the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, the school is a source of respected research and policy advice. With academic backgrounds in such as political science, economics, sociology, geography, law and education, 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. Faculty members are carefully selected for their academic qualifications, their applied public policy experience and their demonstrated interest in applying academic research to real-world public policy problems. 

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 is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities with 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 about 21,000.

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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.

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