The Vice-Dean Faculty Relations is the senior leader in the College of Arts and Science responsible for all faculty relations and faculty complement planning-related matters. The Vice-Dean Faculty Relations will, on behalf of faculty, students and other stakeholders, provide vision and leadership for the development and implementation of a comprehensive, integrated complement plan for the college.

Major responsibilities include leading the recruitment, retention and career development of outstanding faculty; working with the Dean to oversee aspects of the College Review Committee and collegial processes with leadership of sabbatical leaves and salary review; establishing and coordinating a strong working relationship with the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association; administration of the appointment process; ensuring faculty accomplishments are recognized and rewarded; and ensuring mentorship processes are in place to support faculty development and growth.


Pamela Downe  B.SC., M.A., PH.D.

Interim Vice-Dean Faculty Relations and Professor

Dr. Pamela Downe is a medical anthropologist with expertise in community-based engagement, infectious disease research as well as maternal health research. She has served as President of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), Co-Chair of the American Anthropological Association's joint conference with CASCA, 2019, and Vice-Chair of University Council. Her research areas include: syndemics, epidemics, and pandemics; HIV/AIDS community-based research; maternal health and kinship; policy analysis; gender, health, and chronic pain; pathography; infectious disease. Dr. Downe is active in publicationteaching and supervision, and research.

Leadership team

Jessica Klein

Myrna Lindenbach

Carol Reader

Prospective Faculty

The College of Arts and Science main campus is located in the vibrant city of Saskatoon on Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is committed to honor and support the Indigenous peoples, Indigenous cultures, Indigenous values, and Indigenous languages that belong to the land of Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is committed to working towards mending colonized lands and protecting the land in a way that demonstrates honour, respect, and love. The University of Saskatchewan extends this commitment to the lands and Treaty territories (Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10) that constitute kisiskâciwan ([Saskatchewan], “the swift current”, Cree/Saulteaux), and all Indigenous people that call kisiskâciwan home.

New Faculty

Current Faculty

Vice Provost Faculty Relations


Service Excellence Awards

Collective Agreements