Searches and Reviews

Recruitment and review procedures of senior academic administrators and departments within the College of Medicine.


The recruitment and review of Provincial Head positions and clinical department reviews at the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority are guided by the Academic/Clinical department review and provincial head review/search guidelines approved by the Provost and VP Academic, University of Saskatchewan and the Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. 

Approved Review and Search Committee Guidelines (April 20, 2018)

Provincial Department Heads - Guidelines and Proceduces (Abridged Version, 2024)

Provincial Head Searches

Currently, the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority is recruiting for the following leadership positions that report to the Dean of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer, Saskatchewan Health Authority

- no current searches

Vice Dean and Associate Dean Searches

The recruitment and review of Vice Dean and Associate Dean Leadership positions at the University of Saskatchewan is guided by Search and Review Procedures for Senior Administrators approved by the board of governors. 

Search and Review Procedures for Senior Administrators

 - no current searches

Department Head Searches/Reviews

The search and review of Department Heads at the University of Saskatchewan are guided by the USFA Collective Agreement.


All questions about the recruitment or reviews of senior academic administrators or departments should be directed to:

Natasha Thrasher
Administrative Coordinator, Faculty Engagement
Tel: (306) 966-8553

Leadership Resources


  1. USask College of Medicine Faculty Development program resources.
  2. LEADS Based Leadership Development Resources
  3. Advancing female physician leadership within healthcare, presented by Dr. Mamta Gautam 
    (NSID and password required)
  4. Canadian Society for Physician Leaders
    “The CSPL is the best resource for any physician considering or working in a leadership position at all levels of the Canadian health system. As every physician is a leader and as “Leader” is a new role in CanMEDS 2015, physician leaders can and should be found at the systemic, institutional, organizational, and clinical practice level. Dr. Marilyn Baetz presentation: Canadian Society of Physician Leaders – Leadership: Obtaining the Canadian Certified Physical Executive
  5. Physician Leadership Institute
    Joule – a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association–
  6. New and Evolving Academic Leaders (NEAL) Program
    In the NEAL program, participants develop the mindsets and capabilities to successfully lead their division, program, research, education, or other academic unit and help enable the success of their academic teams. Specifically, they become competent in the four practices of academic leadership: intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational and system.
  7. Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Education (CLIME)
    This Institute is geared towards Health Sciences educators who are in a position to implement new skills in the workplace.

United States:

6.  AAMC Leadership
The AAMC is the premier organization bringing together medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies to address the challenges of academic medicine.

7.  Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) – Drexel University
The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program is a year-long part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy.

8.  Harvard Business School
MBA, Executive Education, Online, Doctoral Programs

9.  American Association for Physician Leaders
“helps transform the physician by maximizing the potential of physician leadership to create personal and organizational transformation that benefits patient outcomes and improves health care internationally”