Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

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Term Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases – Infectious diseases with a special focus on HIV, Hepatitis C, and STBBI research

The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan's invite applications from qualified individuals for a three-year term position as Assistant Professor with a specific emphasis on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C, and Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBI) research, particularly within Indigenous communities and populations. The successful candidate will lead and contribute to research initiatives that fit well with clinical work in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Medicine, engaging in various research methodologies including clinical trials, population-based research, and community-based research. The successful candidate will be involved with teaching, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students, develop an independent research program, and contribute to service activities within the division and the wider scholarly community. Candidates with interdisciplinary, collaborative research programs are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include contributing to the research presence of the Division of Infectious Diseases by conducting implementation science and translational research, supervising student research, developing an externally funded research program, teaching courses, mentoring students, participating in departmental and university service functions, and collaborating with other faculty to enhance interdisciplinary research at the University of Saskatchewan. With Saskatchewan leading the epidemic in STBBIs nationally, emphasis is placed on research that raises awareness and leadership at the local, provincial and national level. 

Applicants must have a health-field related Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in infectious diseases, HIV, STBBI, clinical trials, and implementation science. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with underserved or Indigenous communities are required. Qualifications include evidence of developing and submitting research fellowships or grant applications, leading research projects, research productivity, teaching experience, interdisciplinary approaches, and demonstrated capacity for scholarship and professional activities.  Connections to STBBI related research ongoing in other Canadian provinces is strongly preferred. 

Salary band for the position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $99,945 to $120,099. A starting salary above the standard salary band is possible pursuant to Article of the 2017-2023 USFA Collective Agreement (see: This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension 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 a cover letter that describes previous experience in research, administration and teaching, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of specific research experience, including a 3-year research plan to build a sustainable research program (2 page maximum), a statement of teaching philosophy statement and supervisory experience (1 page), letters and contact information from three references to:


Haissam Haddad O.C., MD, FRCPC, FRCP Edin, CCPE

Professor and Head Department of Medicine

University of Saskatchewan 

Louis Horlick Chair in Medicine 

Provincial Head, Department of Medicine

103 Hospital Drive

Saskatoon, SK  S7N 0W8


Applications can be submitted to: [email protected]


Review of applications will begin immediately, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. The position includes comprehensive benefits.

Status: Term
Employment Group: USFA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Posted Date:
Closing Date: 2 weeks from posted date (include date)


The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.