The College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies is committed to excellence in the supervision of graduate students. Members of the Faculty of the CGPS demonstrate commitment to research, scholarship, and/or artistic achievement. As supervisors and members of graduate student supervisory committees, CGPS graduate faculty play a key role in guiding graduate students to success.

Appointments to the CGPS faculty are recommended by departments, approved by College/School Dean's (or designates) and finalized by the Dean, CGPS.

Graduate Faculty Membership

Membership in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) is held for the purpose of furthering the education of graduate students and enhancing the research, scholarly and artistic work at the University of Saskatchewan. Individuals with academic appointments within other colleges/schools may be nominated as members of graduate faculty within the CGPS. This includes tenured, probationary, continuing term, emeriti, or in some circumstances academic programming appointments. Membership in the CGPS faculty is for five years (July through June), renewable for as long as the member remains in good standing and active in graduate and postdoctoral studies.

Medical Graduate Faculty Membership

Each medical faculty member must be a licensed Saskatchewan physician or a clinical PhD, holding a clinical appointment in the individual’s respective health region as well as an academic appointment in a department or a division within the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. A medical graduate faculty membership is subject to the limitations outlined by The University of Saskatchewan Act with respect to the statutory definition of a faculty member and as defined by the Procedures Manual for Medical Faculty. Medical graduate faculty members are members of graduate faculty within the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Appointments as medical graduate faculty within CGPS are valid for five years (July through June), renewable for as long as the member remains in good standing and active in graduate and postdoctoral studies. Graduate medical faculty wishing to be involved in the education of graduate students and/or involvement with postdoctoral fellows within a second academic unit may be recommended for a one-time appointment and/or be nominated for associate membership.

The graduate faculty membership submission process is moving to the Jira Service Desk summer of 2021. More information is coming soon!

Adjunct Professor Membership

An individual who is not an employee of the University of Saskatchewan whose knowledge, expertise and skills contribute to the academic unit’s research and teaching functions with respect to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, may be recommended for appointment as an adjunct professor (USFA collective agreement 13.1.2). Adjunct professors are members of graduate faculty within the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and are encouraged to participate in the affairs of the college as appropriate. Memberships are valid for five years (July through June), renewable for as long as the member remains in good standing and active in graduate and postdoctoral studies. (e.g. adjunct professors commonly hold a PhD and an academic appointment at another university). Adjunct professors are also often employed within a government-funded laboratory and/or have an affiliation to USask through research collaborations. Adjunct professors and are not permitted to receive remuneration from USask.

Professional Affiliate Membership

Professional affiliates may be self-employed, may be employed in staff positions at the university, or may be members of external organizations. These individuals will normally have valuable skills, education, and experience, without necessarily meeting criteria required for appointment in a tenure-track faculty position. Professional affiliates cannot be research supervisors, although they are eligible to serve on graduate student advisory and examining committees and are able to teach graduate courses, when their qualifications are appropriate. Academic units may recommend individuals be appointed as professional affiliates for whom they wish to have associated with their research, graduate teaching, or professional program(s). Professional affiliates are not considered members of the CGPS faculty and they shall serve without additional salary from USask.

One-time Membership

A one-time member may be appointed to serve on a graduate student advisory committee, teach a graduate-level course or serve as an external examiner of a master student’s thesis. At a minimum, the one-time member is expected to be a subject matter expert and typically have an earned degree equivalent to or advanced beyond that sought by the student. Generally, one-time members are non-CGPS members who have specific expertise in a specialized area and wish to contribute to the program of an individual graduate student.

One-time memberships can be requested directly through your CGPS Program Advisor.

New Faculty Graduate Student Support Program

The new faculty graduate student support program (NFGSSP) is a one-time allocation of graduate scholarship funding awarded by the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) to new tenure-track faculty to assist in kick starting their graduate program(s).  You must be a faculty member within the CGPS to be eligible for NFGSSP funding and within two (2) years of your tenure-track appointment start date.  Please review the graduate supervision and membership policy.

This funding is administered through the CGPS Awards & Scholarships office.  For additional information please contact gradstudies.awards@usask.ca.