Obtain a Medical Faculty Appointment

Obtaining a Medical Faculty Appointment

Note: The information below does not pertain to faculty recruited to a USFA (university-funded), tenure-track position. That process follows the USFA Collective Agreement as guided by the Office of the Vice Provost, Faculty Relations.

Why do I need a medical faculty appointment?

Accreditation standards require all physicians who supervise medical students and residents to hold a medical faculty appointment. A medical faculty appointment is with the University of Saskatchewan and has rights and responsibilities that go along with it.

  • New faculty appointments start as Assistant Professor *
  • Ongoing appointment
  • You require a regular review of your teaching with the Department Head (or designate) 

What are the requirements for a medical faculty appointment?

  • Willing to teach students in your clinical practice
  • Hold an active license with the CPSS in good standing
  • Demonstrate competence in clinical practice (ie. through SHA credentialing/privileges)
  • Have the support from your Area Lead and Provincial Department Head

If you do not have a SHA appointment, you may be asked to provide evidence of teaching and clinical competence.

How do I apply?

*exceptions may occur

"Must-Read" CoM Teaching Policies

View the College of Medicine’s undergraduate discrimination, harassment and mistreatment procedure.
View the College of Medicine's ethics and professionalism policy.
View the College of Medicine's disclosing conflict of interest policy.
View all College of Medicine’s policies.

Obtain an NSID

If you do not already have one, a Network Services ID (NSID) will be created and emailed to you. This NSID is a unique identifier allowing you access to U of S systems. A password which you will set, accompanies your NSID and must be used to log on to any of the systems outlined below. Should you forget your password, it can be reset by calling the ICT Service Desk (USask Information and Communications Technology) at either 306-966-2222 or toll-free at 1-800-966-4817 or by email at servicedesk@usask.ca.

Faculty Profile

As a faculty member, you will have a profile on the College of Medicine website listing your name and degree, academic title and other details. Contact your department to provide more specific information to your profile including areas of specialization or research interests. Having an up-to-date profile helps other faculty, staff and prospective students learn more about your academic interests and facilitate potential connections and collaborations. 

Request a Website

USask faculty members are eligible to utilize the Web Service to create their own website that is USask-branded and hosted by the university. More information

U of S Library Access

All medical faculty receive automatic access to the University of Saskatchewan Library. Your NSID and password are used to log into the library. From the library website you can access the most recent medical evidence, download articles, read online journals, request books, or ask questions in the library’s chat service. A brief description of USask Library services provided may be found here.

USask Policies

View all USask policiesOf note are those related to equity, conflict of interest, ethical conduct of research, harassment and intimidation.