Faculty Fellow, Decolonization

Ohpahotân is the Indigenous Strategy gifted to the University of Saskatchewan by our Indigenous community and each college is expected to develop a college-specific strategy.  The College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies is seeking a Faculty Fellow to lead a CGPS Deconlization project developing a CGPS-specific Indigenous strategy aligned with Ohpahotân. 

The strategy will engage the graduate community in the Indigenization of graduate education and the Decolonization of CGPS to realize CGPS’ goal of creating an accessible, culturally safe, and supportive environment for Indigenous graduate students in all types of graduate programs and in the broader activities of the university. 

The Faculty Fellow works in close collaboration with the Indigenous Graduate Student Initiatives Coordinator who will lead the development of mentorship and professional development network for Indigenous Graduate Students and with the Dean to increase dedicated scholarship funding for Indigenous graduate students.  

  • The fellow will be provided a $7,500 research allowance per annum. 
  • The start date is negotiable.

The Role

The title of Graduate Faculty Fellow is intended to recognize a faculty member who undertakes a leadership role for a strategic initiative of CGPS. 

The fellow will be established as a dedicated mentor of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have provided leadership locally, nationally, or internationally in graduate education or the area of Decolonization.

Fellowships will normally be awarded for a 2-year term and are open to faculty in full-time regular academic positions.  The fellow will participate as a member of the Dean’s strategic leadership team and devote 3-5 hours per week to the initiative. 

The fellow will develop proposals, implementation plans, resources, and/or reports, and they may publish based on the work as appropriate. There is no remuneration for the fellowship; a small allowance may be put toward the project, the fellows' research program or provided to the fellows' unit for release from teaching or other duties.


Expressions of interest should be sent directly to Dean Debby Burshtyn.