The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is recruiting for a full-time, two-year-term faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, starting July 1, 2021. This position will be based at our University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus. If you are interested in becoming part of transformative change at JSGS as we enter into an exciting stage of faculty renewal at our USask campus, read on.
With growing program offerings and rising enrolment, JSGS has a need for teaching capacity and is recruiting for a two-year-term Lecturer position. The successful candidate will teach up to six courses across JSGS’ academic programs (five graduate programs and several graduate certificates). The development of new courses may substitute for course instruction in some cases. The successful candidates will also participate in administrative activities, including meetings and committee work.
The position will focus primarily on teaching courses in public administration and public policy. The ability to teach economics and public finance within these areas is strongly preferred. Depending upon the successful candidate’s expertise, teaching assignments will be focused in one or more of the following areas: public finance, public-sector financial management, economics, statistics/quantitative methods, governance and administration, advanced policy analysis, northern public policy analysis, and/or ethical leadership and democracy. The incumbent may supervise student research projects in lieu of teaching a course. While not required, participation in research activities may be possible.
The successful candidate will have completed or be close to completion of a PhD in an area related to public policy, public administration, governance, economics, or public finance. Evidence of effectiveness in teaching at the university level (and ideally the graduate level) is required. Knowledge of the topics being taught, along with knowledge of public policy, public administration, and/or governance in the Canadian context, and strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Experience in online teaching would be an asset, as would experience working in the public sector.
The ability to add to JSGS’s methodological diversity, excellence in online teaching, and public engagement will be strong assets.
Candidates who will attract our attention are high-impact scholars whose ambitions resonate with the JSGS brand 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 (visit https://www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca/ for the full listing), our ambitious research agenda, and a dynamic academic culture.
DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send a letter of motivation (including your vision on education if you were to join JSGS) and a detailed CV as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The consideration of applications will begin on January 4, 2021, and continue until the positions are filled.
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. USask’s main campus 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 24,000.