The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Executive Director, School of Public Health

The University of Saskatchewan invites expressions of interest, nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director, School of Public Health.

Located in Saskatoon, situated on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, and home to over 23,000 students, faculty and staff, the University of Saskatchewan is a major research-intensive university and a member of the U15, the top research universities in Canada. The university is a leader in community-engaged scholarship, which connects research, teaching and learning with the needs and interests of local and global communities. With one of the highest populations of Aboriginal students among Canadian post-secondary institutions, the university puts particular emphasis on fostering Aboriginal student success.

Reporting to the provost and vice-president academic, the executive director provides leadership to a school renowned for its distinguished faculty members drawn from the Colleges of Arts & Science, Kinesiology, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Nutrition and Veterinary Medicine. The executive director will have the ability to fairly balance the demands of an interdisciplinary school and capitalize on opportunities for synergy and collaboration across campus and externally.

The successful candidate will possess a strong record of scholarly achievement as well as progressive and relevant experience in administration and advancement activities. This exciting opportunity demands superb interpersonal and communication skills, sound judgment to lead the progressive development of academic programs and research within the School of Public Health. As a member of the university’s senior executive team, she or he will also play a significant and influential role in institutional initiatives.

The School of Public Health was established in 2007 as a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence in teaching, research and community outreach in the field of public health. The school offers unique and innovative opportunities for graduate students, with the aim of educating and preparing public health professionals for the constant evolution and challenges facing our world.  Programs cover local issues such as Aboriginal peoples’ health and agricultural public health, to more global concerns such as vaccinology, infectious diseases and social behavioral health.  The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of 11 core faculty and approximately 30 cross-appointed faculty members and will have the opportunity to work with outstanding students in the PhD and MPH programs. The school hosts three research units and maintains collaborative agreements and partnerships with the Saskatchewan’s Indigenous communities, government, regional health authorities, research centres, and provincial, national and international health agencies.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please call Khaleeda Jamal or Maureen Geldart of The Geldart Group at (604) 926.0005 or forward your application package (current CV, letter of application and reference list) in confidence to

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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.