Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) – Job opportunity : Lecturer or Assistant Professor

Lecturer or Assistant Professor (two-year term), Indigenous policy administration and governance and/or Indigenous health policy

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) invites applications for a two-year term position of Lecturer or Assistant Professor (depending on qualifications and experience) in the areas of Indigenous policy administration and governance and/or Indigenous health policy. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Regina campus. The School seeks a scholar who is comfortable working in a highly interdisciplinary environment and engaging in teaching and research initiatives that reflect the diversity of Inuit, First Nations, and Metis circumstances in Canada.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. In order to alleviate the under-representation of Indigenous faculty in JSGS faculty positions, this position has been targeted for those who self-identify as Indigenous in the application process.

The successful candidate will join a collaborative and supportive environment at JSGS and be involved in teaching across the School’s academic programs (five graduate programs and several graduate certificates). The development of new courses and/or supervision of student research projects may substitute for course instruction in some cases. Teaching assignments will be focused in one or more of the following areas: Indigenous nation building, Indigenous research methods, governance and administration, advanced policy analysis, ethical leadership and democracy, health policy and administration, or public finance/economics. Teaching assignments will be determined based on the successful candidate’s knowledge, expertise, and teaching interests.

The successful candidate will ideally have completed or be close to completion of a PhD in one of the areas specified above and be able to articulate a forward-looking plan of research. A minimum of a master’s degree in a directly related area combined with extensive public sector or community experience working in public policy, public administration, or governance will also be considered. Knowledge of Indigenous policy, administration, or/and governance is required. The ability to build and manage relationships and communicate with diverse stakeholders both inside and outside the University setting is required. Experience working with Indigenous communities and with Indigenous research methodologies is required. Experience working in the public sector would be an asset. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is required and effectiveness at online teaching would be an asset.

This position contributes to the delivery of core curricula within all JSGS programs. Example courses include: JSGS 863 Indigenous Peoples and Public Policy (elective in Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, and PhD – taught in-person, online and via video-conference) and JSGS 812 Indigenous Health Policy (online course in Master of Health Administration); and participates in developing new courses such as Indigenous Research Methods.

Candidates who will attract our attention are high-impact teacher-scholars or teacher-practitioners whose knowledge, expertise, and ambitions can contribute to and deliver on the JSGS mission of high quality graduate education and outstanding interdisciplinary research. We are seeking candidates who will contribute vitality to our school’s graduate programming, both in person and online, and our dynamic academic culture.

Employee Group: URFA
Collective Agreement Consideration: Open to the public
Pay Grade: Faculty Lecturer
Salary Range: As per collective agreement
Status/Duration: Two year term
Competition Number: 20210035A/S

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching dossier, and contact information for 3 referees – one of which can speak to your experience working with Indigenous communities.

The consideration of applications will begin on March 19, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Named after Albert W. Johnson and Thomas K. Shoyama, two of Saskatchewan’s best-known public servants who went on to illustrious careers with the federal government, JSGS is the first provincial school of its kind and is the product of an innovative and successful partnership between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.

In its second decade of operations, JSGS strives to be a world-class policy school that educates, informs, and engages with public policy and administration. Our unique two-campus model brings together faculty and staff from two universities and several disciplines, as well as a host of Executives-in-Residence with many years of practical experience in government.

The University of Regina (U of R) has campuses located in Regina and Saskatoon on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories. These are the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda, and Lakota nations and the homeland of the Métis.

The U of R has: 10 faculties; 25 academic departments and schools; 18 research centres and institutes; and, three federated colleges: Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College.

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