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Appointment of Vice-President Research
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Oct. 24, 2018
Title Appointment of Vice-President Research
University University of Saskatchewan
Department Research
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Saskatoon, SK
  • Executive Vice-President
  • Research

University of Saskatchewan

Appointment of Vice-President Research

The University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. As the only university in Canada with two Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) grants, the U of S is home to renowned research centres including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, the Toxicology Centre, the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization.

New knowledge through research, scholarly and artistic work underlies all academic endeavors across the university’s 17 colleges and schools. With a diverse faculty of talented and imaginative researchers, the accomplishments of the university’s faculty and students are broad and wide-reaching. Their research, scholarly and artistic accomplishments impact health care, agriculture, technology, education, environment, economics, policy development, and a multitude of other challenges in communities around the globe. Whether it is novel vaccines, new improved crop varieties, or innovative literacy education programs, U of S research touches the lives of people locally and throughout the world. Through collaboration with researchers across the country and partnering with the local community, industry, government, and indigenous communities, the U of S is working to find solutions to pressing societal and scientific challenges.

Against this impressive backdrop, the U of S is now looking to appoint their next vice-president research. Reporting directly to the president, the vice-president research will play a crucial role in driving forward the university’s research strategy. They will encourage and facilitate high-quality research activity across the university, while leading the development of strong relationships with key external partners and research funding bodies to ensure continued growth of research income and high-quality research impact and outputs.

The U of S will be supported in the appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the selection committee in the discharge of its duties, both to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and to assist with the assessment of candidates against the requirements of the post.

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. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae along with a covering letter.

Completed applications should be uploaded at and quote reference 3624.

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