Assistant Professor – Biological Psychiatry – University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan logoApplications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, in the area of Biological Psychiatry. We are searching for individuals with exceptional promise to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program. While we encourage applications from candidates studying any aspect of Biological Psychiatry, we are particularly interested in applicants who will build a research program focused on platforms capable of screening for microglial mechanisms and pro-inflammatory processes across a range of disease models as they relate to neuropsychiatry. The research program is expected to underpin unique translational studies in personalized medicine. A competitive start-up package is available to facilitate this. The successful candidate will also show a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as Psychiatry residency training.

The successful applicant will join a department that is undergoing significant renewal, particularly in the areas of Biological Psychiatry. The department has several areas of research strength encompassing cellular and molecular biological as well as bioinformatics investigator-led programs focused Alzheimer disease, depression, suicidality, mood instability, forensics, and alternative treatment modalities, all of which offer many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Specific research areas of our faculty can be viewed here: ( The department benefits from having the Canadian Light Source situated on our campus, and the department has affiliations with the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, the School of Public Health, and the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies.

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 family friendly 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.


Applicants must have a PhD degree and post-doctoral experience in a biomedical discipline relevant to the position and a demonstrated ability to conduct original, innovative research. Applicants must also provide evidence of teaching at multiple levels as well as demonstrate a track record of research awards. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and show an interest in fostering collaborations with faculty members in the department and elsewhere on campus.

Salary band for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year is $98,178 to $117,978. 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 via email a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and 5-year research plan (max. 3 pages), a teaching statement (1 page), an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) statement (1 page or less), and contact information for three references. In your EDI statement please reflect on your lived experiences, attitudes, beliefs and practices then discuss how you will consider EDI in your role as a colleague, teacher, researcher, and in building your research team. For more information related to equity, diversity and inclusion please see our webpage: Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate in the cover letter 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Review of applications will begin in February of 2023; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.


Contact information


Dr. AG Ahmed

Chair of Search Committee

103 Hospital Drive, Ellis Hall Rm 119

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8

Telephone: (306) 844-1310


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