Lecturer, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Posted Date: 3/15/2019

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for up to two full-time positions at the rank of Lecturer at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus. These positions are for a term of two years. The primary work location will be the USask campus.

A collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, JSGS is one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in and devoted to advancing public value. JSGS offers multiple graduate programs and certificates, as well as a wealth of executive and board education options. Working together and alongside colleagues in the public service and industry, JSGS faculty have made important research contributions in the areas of innovation, science and technology policy, social policy and inequality, and governance. This work enriches the knowledge base from which policymakers draw as they refine and develop policies and programs that touch all aspects of the needs of Canadians. Visit www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca to learn more about JSGS.

With growing program offerings, JSGS has a need for additional teaching capacity and is recruiting for up to two Lecturer positions. The successful candidates will each teach up to six courses across JSGS’ academic programs (three in-person graduate programs, two online graduate programs, and six graduate certificates). The development of new courses may substitute for course instruction in some cases. The successful candidates will also participate in administrative activities, including meetings and committee work.

One position will focus primarily on teaching courses in the public finance, public-sector financial management, economics, and statistics/quantitative methods areas. The potential second position would teach a set of more general public policy courses, including topics such as governance and administration, advanced policy analysis, northern public policy analysis, ethical leadership and democracy, and negotiations and consultations. One or both positions may supervise student research projects in lieu of teaching a course. While not required, both positions may have the opportunity to participate in research activities.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. 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 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 24,000.


We are seeking candidates who have completed or are in the process of completing a PhD in an area related to public policy, public administration, or governance. Evidence of effectiveness in teaching at the university level (and ideally the graduate level) is required. Knowledge of the topics being taught, along with knowledge of public policy, public administration, and/or governance in the Canadian context, and strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Experience in online teaching would be an asset, as would experience working in the public sector.

The salary band for lecturer positions is $77,613 to $115,245 per annum. The positions include a comprehensive benefits package, including a dental, health, and extended vision care plan; pension plan; life insurance (compulsory and voluntary); academic long-term disability; sick leave; travel insurance; death benefits; an employee assistance program; a professional expense allowance; and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application file that will include the following documents:

Cover letter, including a statement about their citizenship (candidates who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority);
Detailed curriculum vitae;
Summary (two-page maximum) of teaching effectiveness, including philosophy, training, and evaluation (summative judgement of others’ assessments); and
Names and contact information for three references.
Applications must be sent as a single PDF file to amber.mccuaig@usask.ca. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Murray Fulton, Professor and Director, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan.

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for these positions is July 1, 2019.