Province: Saskatchewan

Category: Positions Available

The University of Saskatchewan, College of Dentistry invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time tenure-track (Academic Programming Appointment) faculty position in Operative Dentistry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

This position includes teaching (didactic, pre clinical and clinical), scholarly activity, and administrative work. The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as Course Coordinator and Instructor of Operative Dentistry courses in the DMD program. The successful candidate must be able to adapt to the current didactic, pre-clinical and clinical curriculum of the program and collaborate with Group Practice Leaders (GPL’s) whose role is to be a senior dentist-mentor to a small group of undergraduate dental students in a clinical setting.  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 DMD program include but are not limited to: delivery of all aspects of the Operative Dentistry programming (didactic, pre clinical and clinical); modelling/promoting a supportive and positive student learning environment; participating in student progress and promotion meetings.  A strong record of teaching excellence/ demonstration of innovative teaching approaches, and outstanding patient care is preferred. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however candidates with teaching experience in Operative Dentistry (didactic, pre-clinical and clinical)  and/or advanced training in Operative or Restorative Dentistry will be given priority.   

Candidates must have successfully completed or be eligible to write the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) examinations or the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE); and be eligible for full or academic registration (licensure) as a dentist within the Province of Saskatchewan, as stipulated by the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $96,301 to $115,723 Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145.  Independent of rank, a starting salary above the standard salary bands is possible in rare and exceptional circumstances pursuant to Article of the 2017-2022 USFA Collective Agreement 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 current letters of reference; a one page teaching statement describing  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 September 1, 2020; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is January 1, 2021. 

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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