Postdoctoral Position in Health/Social Inequality

Houston Family Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Position in Health/Social Inequality

January 2022

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 health or social policy are required.

Of particular interest is a researcher who would be able to play a leadership role in a large-scale qualitative and quantitative study comparing different models of care. The study would involve a comparison of the standard model of care in Saskatchewan with a team-based approach that engages physicians and non-physicians to address all facets of patient health.

The successful candidate will have recently completed their PhD in a field related to health policy prior to assuming the position. We are seeking candidates who have an established record of research productivity, independent investigation, creativity, and initiative. Experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis is required. 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 Fellow position is funded by the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy. The ideal start date is March 1, 2022, but is flexible. The successful candidate is expected to be in residence at JSGS, either at the University of Saskatchewan or University of Regina.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Early applications are encouraged.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications 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 the University of Saskatchewan’s Applicant Tracking System.

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 website for more information about JSGS.