Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration

Job Opportunity: Johnson Shoyama School – Houston Family Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Position in Health/Social Inequality

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher. Knowledge of and interest in human health and well-being with a particular focus on evidence-based approaches to inequality and social policy are required. Research featuring international and comparative perspectives that sheds a unique light on the Canadian situation is especially welcomed, as are projects that seek to compare provinces and municipalities.


The successful candidate will have recently completed their PhD in a relevant field prior to assuming the position. We are seeking candidates who have an established record of research productivity, independent investigation, creativity, and initiative. Experience engaging with the media and general public is also valuable.


This position is for a one-year term with the possibility of a one-year renewal. The remuneration will be $50,000 annually plus benefits. The Research Fellowis funded in part by the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy. The start date will be as early as July 1, 2019, and not later than January 1, 2020. The successful candidate is expected to be in residence at JSGS, either at the University of Saskatchewan or University of Regina campus.


Applications will be reviewed commencing May 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.


Interested candidates are invited to send their applications via email in a single PDF file, including a cover letter, current CV, short research proposal (maximum two pages), and the names of and contact information for three references, to:


Ms. Amber McCuaig

Executive Officer – Administration, Strategic Planning, and Projects

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan



This position is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and international applicants.


About the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy

Stuart and Mary Houston, as a reflection of their lifelong commitment to social justice particularly as it involves health and income inequalities, established the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.


About the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy was established in June 2007 as a collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. It is one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in improving public management and creating public value. JSGS offers four professional graduate programs, two research-based programs – Master’s and PhD in Public Policy – and a number of executive education options.


JSGS faculty members are highly engaged in teaching, research, and writing that have an impact on issues affecting Canadians and the global community. Working with colleagues in the public service and industry, they enrich the evidence base on which policymakers can draw in order to develop policies and programs that positively impact the needs of Canadians. Recent examples are the work on climate change in Saskatchewan and legalizing and regulating cannabis. Visit our websitefor more information.

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