The International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) invites applications for an experienced academic leader to assume the role of director of the centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight and management of the centre, the Master of Northern Governance and Development program and relations with its Northern Advisory Board, government, corporate sponsors, funding agencies and international partners.Working collaboratively with the senior fellows of the centre, the director is responsible for developing an extensive research program focusing on the provincial North. The successful candidate will also teach in the centre’s graduate programs, and must be willing to travel to diverse northern locations and environments.
The ideal candidate will have:
◾ a minimum of 3 years of administrative and supervisory management experience;
◾ project management or research management experience working effectively with key northern actors (i.e., indigenous peoples, Aboriginal governments and the private sector);
◾ evidence of funded research conducted in the Circumpolar North;
◾ a developed or future research program focusing on the provincial North;
◾ a demonstrated commitment to capacity building and economic development in and with the provincial North;
◾ evidence of excellent teaching and an ability to manage graduate level programs;
◾ a proven track record of excellent student supervision;
◾ extensive engagement with contacts throughout the Circumpolar North; and
◾ a range of interpersonal skills that permits the candidate to work in both an academic setting and northern community.
Fluency and proficiency in a second Circumpolar language would be an asset.
Candidates should be appointable at the associate or full professor rank and tenurable at the U of S. The current salary range is $106,708.00 to $130,588.00 for an associate professor and $124,618.00 to $145,513.00 for a full professor. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, a dental plan, an extended health and vision care plan, an employee assistance program and a flexible health and wellness spending program.
Established with permanent financial support from the Government of Saskatchewan, the ICNGD reports through the Johnson- Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), a provincial school located at both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. The recruitment process will be managed by the JSGS, with full engagement from the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS). The academic home of the successful candidate will be determined at the time of appointment.
University of Saskatchewan
International Centre for Northern Governance and Development
Director of the Centre