Co-Director of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) - U of R site

The Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit ( is looking for a Co-Director at the University of Regina site. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented researcher, along with the Director at the USask, to lead and support a population health research centre in Saskatchewan.  SPHERU is a two-university research unit with a 20+-year history ( of conducting leading-edge interdisciplinary, community-engaged and policy-oriented population health research.

The Co-Director will be an active researcher, eligible for national level funding, and have an in-depth knowledge of Tri-Council, SHRF and other research and evaluation funding sources. Ideally this candidate will also be familiar with federal and provincial contract and contribution agreement structures.  The Co-Director will work closely with the Director at the USask site to support and deepen a culture of community-engaged research that will contribute to health research and influence health practice and policy across all of the sectors that determine health.

The appointment as Co-Director will initially be for a three-year term (beginning July 1, 2023), with the opportunity for reappointment. This position will be of interest to those who hold a Professor or Associate Professor position with tenure at the University of Regina and whose research program addresses the mission of SPHERU. The successful candidate will report to the joint U of R /U of S Management Advisory Group and the Vice-President Research (U of R) as a Co-Director of a University-wide Centre. The Associate Vice-President Research (U of R) will negotiate with the successful candidate and the home academic unit suitable terms for the Co-Director's appointment.

For those who are interested and have questions about this position please contact Dr. Bonnie Jeffery (interim Co-Director SPHERU):

Please submit your expression of interest letter and current CV by January 31, 2023 to:

Dr. Andrea Sterzuk
Associate Vice-President Research