Postdoctoral Fellowships – Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy


The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is hiring up to three postdoctoral fellows to work on a series of community-based research projects focused on northern and Indigenous projects. Our focus is on Indigenous engagement in the natural resource economy; governance innovation in rural regions; the impact of technological change on northern, rural, and Indigenous regions in Canada and international areas; and First Nations and the cannabis industry.


Position Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellows will be responsible for community-based research, including focus groups, local surveys, and discussions with community leaders, government officials, and business representatives. Experience with community-based research and familiarity with Canadian, northern, and Indigenous social and economic research would be ideal. The postdoctoral fellows may be based in a northern community.


Position Details: The positions will start as soon as possible after January 1, 2019. The term is one-year with the possibility of renewal. The salary will be $50,000 a year with separate funding for research expenses. The postdoctoral fellows will report to Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation.


Application procedures: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but ideally would be received before December 1, 2018. Positions will be filled as and when suitable candidates are identified. Applications should be submitted to:


Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Room 181 – 101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5B8
1-306-341-0545 (cell)


Applications must include:


  • A brief letter outlining the applicant’s “fit” with the research program;
  • An academic and professional resume, focusing on work that is relevant to the research program; and
  • Names and contact information for three referees.


About the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) was established in 2007 as a collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. Since then, it has swiftly become one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in improving public management and creating public value. Today, JSGS offers six graduate programs, six master’s certificates, 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 together and alongside colleagues in the public service and industry, JSGS faculty have advanced knowledge related to innovation, science and technology policy, social policy and inequality, andgovernance. Together, they enrich the evidence base on which policymakers can draw in order to develop policies and programs that positively impact the needs of Canadians.