The CGPS membership nomination process has been streamlined to use one form with the new number GPS 501.  Please review GPS 501 work instructions before your submit the nomination to the CGPS.  If you have any questions, emails can be directed to cgps.ea@usask.ca.

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

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 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. CGPS Medical Faculty members are members of graduate faculty within the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Appointments as Medical 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. CGPS 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.

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.

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 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.