Job Opportunity – Johnson Shoyama – Lecturer Positions

Applications are invited 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). These positions are for a term of two years with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The primary work location will be the USask campus, located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


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.


Thesuccessful candidates will havecompleted or be 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 range for these positions is $77,613 to $115,245 per annum, plus a comprehensive benefits package. These positions are in scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA).


Review of applications will begin March 27, 2019. Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the positions are filled.


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 or 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 fileto Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Murray Fulton, Professor and Director, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan.


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.


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 six graduate programs, six graduate certificates, and 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 policysocial 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 learn more about JSGS.

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