Province: Saskatchewan

Category: Positions Available

The University of Saskatchewan, College of Dentistry is seeking applications from General Dentists for a full time tenure track Academic Programming Appointment (APA) position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

This position includes teaching, scholarly activity, and administrative work for 4 days a week, with one remaining day available for private clinical practice.  The primary responsibility of this position is to be a Group Practice Leader (GPL) who performs as a senior dentist-mentor to a small group of undergraduate dental students in order to ensure high quality patient care and student learning /experience. The GPL will collaborate with other Group Practice Leaders, dental specialists and clinical staff and will be responsible for providing high quality instruction in all disciplines that fall within the scope of practice of a general practitioner in Saskatchewan.  To meet Tenure and Promotion requirements, faculty in APA positions are required to engage in scholarly activity that can be either clinical or educational in nature.

Job responsibilities within the undergraduate program include: overseeing the quality of students’ efforts; ensuring a high standard of comprehensive patient care; modelling/promoting a supportive and positive clinical environment; monitoring the clinical progression of DMD students; ensuring DMD students receive the required range of clinical experience through the program; and ensuring students  attain competency prior to graduation.

Candidates must have successfully completed their National Dental Examining Board of Canada examinations and be eligible for licensure by the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a GPR, AEGD or a Master’s program of studies. Previous didactic and clinical teaching experience is an asset.   

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $94,459 to $113,509; Associate Professor: $113,509 to $132,559.  Independent of rank, a starting salary above the standard salary bands is possible in rare and exceptional circumstances pursuant to Article of the 2014-2017 USFA Collective Agreement (see: This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a pension plan, dental, health and extended vision care 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; three letters of reference in support of your application; a one page teaching statement that describes your teaching experience and philosophy; and, proof of education including undergraduate and graduate degrees to:

Dr. Doug Brothwell, Dean
College of Dentistry, GA10.14, Health Sciences A-Wing
107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon SK   S7N 5E5
Telephone (306) 966-5121   Fax: (306) 966-5132   email:

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is March 1, 2020.

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.

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

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. The university must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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