CGPS Standard 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 Faculty Membership
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 usually hold a PhD and an academic appointment at another university. Adjunct professors are also commonly employed within a government-funded laboratory or have an affiliation to the UofS through research collaborations.)
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 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 the UofS.
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 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.