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


Applications are invited for a 12-month term position in Health Studies at the Lecturer rank, effective July 1, 2017. The candidate will be a part of an interdisciplinary Health Studies Program, housed in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science. Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Health Studies or a related discipline that will be completed by the time of appointment, along with evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Candidates with expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, indigenous health, health policy, development, or any other health related area will be considered.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach the undergraduate core courses of the program at both the junior and senior levels, including HlSt 110 (Introduction to Health Studies), HlSt 210 (Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Health Studies), HlSt 310 (Theories and Applications in Health Studies), and HlSt 410 (Honours Thesis in Health Studies).

The Psychology Department has 25 full-time faculty members, and 5 affiliate members from St. Thomas More College.  There are over 75 graduate students completing an MA or PhD across the four graduate programs. 

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts.  There are over 10,000 students in the College, and 295 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs.  The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.  The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security, and other research centers that generate huge datasets and seek innovative ways to perform effective, large scale analysis. 

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, a member of the U15 group comprising Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, 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 23,000.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) Lecturer: $77,613 to $99,565          

Benefits: This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes, pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

Applications will be considered starting January 9, 2017; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a curriculum vita, statement of teaching experience, and interests, teaching evaluation documentation, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission is preferred: If sending documents by mail, please send to:

Professor Gordon Sarty, Head,
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Science
9 Campus Dr., University of Saskatchewan,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5A5
Phone (306) 966-2321, Fax: (306) 966-6630

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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.