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Director of Medical Education Research and Scholarship

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E5
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Director of Medical Education Research and Scholarship

 Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time tenured track faculty as director of medical education research and scholarship unit within the College of Medicine, Department of Community Health & Epidemiology. The primary purpose of the position is to provide the overall strategic leadership of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the College’s medical education research and scholarship program with an emphasis on academic quality, diversity and engagement with the broad provincial campus of the College of Medicine.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. More specifically, the incumbent will be accountable for the development and implementation of a comprehensive program, ensuring prudent and responsible management of financial resources in alignment with the College’s and University’s plans. The incumbent will ensure the provision of healthy and positive work and learning environments, while responsible for recruitment, orientation and onboarding of the staff within the portfolio. The position will be a resource in developing relationships and building a network of faculty interested in medical education and scholarship across the province.

The Department (www.medicine.usask.ca/che)

The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology is a dynamic, cohesive academic department comprising 17 faculty and 34 associate and adjuncts, located in the Academic Health Sciences Building. Our teaching, research and social engagement focus on population health with a lens on social justice and equity for all. We have active graduate programs at the Masters and Doctoral levels, and make a vital contribution to the undergraduate education of medical and health sciences students, and postgraduate education with the Public Health and Preventative Medicine Residency Program. Areas of current research excellence include child health, Indigenous peoples’ health, global health, social epidemiology, health inequities, biostatistical applications to chronic diseases, public health practice, and knowledge transfer. An emphasis on health equity and community engagement underlies all our work. We have strong relationships with a wide range of community-based organizations and government agencies and partner with research units such as the Saskatchewan Population Health Research and Evaluation Unit, the Public Health Observatory (SHA), Community-University Institute for Social Research.

The College of Medicine is the provincial medical school with 400 medical students, 450 residents, and over 1800 medical faculty. As a socially accountable organization, the College of Medicine improves health through innovative and interdisciplinary research and education, leadership, community engagement, and the development of culturally competent, skilled clinicians and scientists. Collaborative and mutually beneficial partnerships with Indigenous peoples and communities are central to the mission.This position will be required to develop and support an effective and productive network of faculty interested in medical education research and scholarship across the province for the College of Medicine. To meet this objective, they will work closely with both the Division of Continuing Medical Education and the office of Faculty Development providing leadership and joint accountability with their department and these portfolios within the College of Medicine.

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 with a world class art museum, and a wide range of seasonal leisure opportunities. The University pursues excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers to a growing student population of 24,000, one of the most diverse sets of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in Canada. The University of Saskatchewan 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.


A doctoral degree in education or related fields is required. A strong medical education research and scholarship background, and relevant knowledge of other medical education scholarship programs nationally will be key to the development of this unit in the College. We are seeking candidates who are internationally respected as education scholars and have expertise in all or most of the following: medical education principles and practice, curriculum design, feedback, assessment, program evaluation, accreditation, and quality improvement. The ideal candidate will have a track record demonstrating the ability to develop a robust independent research agenda and mentor faculty members until they are independent principal and senior investigators in their field. They should have a minimum of five years of experience in institutional leadership roles, effective interpersonal and communication skills, knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion and its implementation, and experience in managing budgets and human resources. Demonstrated success in developing a vision and leading people to achieve exemplary performance and outcomes is desirable. In light of the increasing use of distributed learning technologies, experience and interest in interacting with rural and remote areas would be very desirable and build on the College of Medicine’s strengths.

Assistant Professor: $98,178 - $117,978
Associate Professor: $117,978 - $137,778
Professor: $137,778 - $160,878

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.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:

 Dr. Anne Leis, Department Head
Community Health & Epidemiology
Health Sciences Building, E Wing, Rm 3252
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK, Canada S7N 5E5
FAX: (306) 966-7920
Email: anne.leis@usask.ca

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is December 1, 2021

Posted: 2021-09-10 Expires: 2021-10-10

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Director of Medical Education Research and Scholarship

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E5

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