Assistant Professor (tenure stream) - Canadian Governance

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy - University of Saskatchewan

Closing Date July 2, 2023 Location Saskatoon, SK
Work Type -
Salary Range $99,945 to $120,099 per annum
Experience Level  - Job ID  
Job Description


Join JSGS!

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is recruiting for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2024. The position will be based at our University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a highly productive research program, teach courses, supervise graduate students, participate in public engagement and outreach, and participate in administrative activities. The Assistant Professor will teach across JSGS’ academic programs (five graduate programs and several graduate certificates).

Candidate Qualities

We are looking for a new scholarly colleague with a doctoral degree in political science, public administration, or a related discipline, and a research track record in an area related to government(s)/governance and the public sector in Canada. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate promise of excellence in teaching, research, and public engagement.

The ability to add to JSGS’s research expertise, methodological diversity, excellence in online teaching, and public engagement will be strong assets. Experience in the public sector and/or other applied policy contexts would be an asset.

Candidates who will attract our attention are scholars whose ambitions resonate with the JSGS brand of high-quality graduate education and outstanding research. We are seeking candidates who will contribute vitality to our school’s graduate programming, both in person and online (visit for the full listing), our ambitious research agenda, and a dynamic academic culture.


The successful candidate will be offered a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The salary range for Assistant Professors is $99,945 to $120,099 per annum.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package, which includes a dental, health, and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

About JSGS

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, a joint school of the universities of Regina and Saskatchewan, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. With more than 50 research and teaching faculty, staff, managers, and directors, as well as more than 40 affiliates and two dozen research assistants and postdoctoral fellows, the School provides theoretically grounded, methodologically rigorous, and evidence-informed non-partisan perspectives on public policy issues and practices. We have strengths in Indigenous governance, social policy and inequality, science and innovation policy, climate policy, and governance. The School is also home to two research centres: the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy.

 JSGS has established relationships with a variety of levels of Canadian government, as well as Indigenous governments, which it leverages to the benefit of its students. These connections provide invaluable opportunities for students to gain real-world insights and networking opportunities.

The School offers seven degree programs – Master of Public Administration (MPA, both in-person and online offerings – distinct programs), Master of Health Administration (MHA), joint Master in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas (GENI) in partnership with UiT the Arctic University of Norway, research-based Master of Public Policy, PhD in Public Policy, and PhD in Applied Economics, as well as seven graduate certificates. The School has more than 600 students and 1,600 alumni from over 80 countries.

About the University of Saskatchewan

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are asked to send a cover letter that indicates how your research and teaching fit with JSGS and a detailed CV as a single PDF file to [email protected]. The subject line should read, “Assistant Professor – Canadian Governance”. Any questions can also be directed to that email address.

The consideration of applications will begin on August 31, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three references.

Due to federal immigration requirements, we ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work permanently in Canada, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.