As per the Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Faculty, the following titles and ranks are defined as:
Appointment to this rank may be made in the case of individuals who are not expected to qualify in due course for promotion to a professorial rank. Appointments and reappointments are normally made for two years but in exceptional circumstances may be made for lesser period. An Instructor I who is in the fifth year of appointment shall be considered for tenure in that year and if awarded tenure shall be given an appointment as Senior Instructor.
If a person holding an appointment as an Instructor I is appointed to a professorial rank, service in the pre-tenure appointment in the professorial rank shall be deemed to commence at the date of appointment to that rank.
Appointment to this rank requires the completion, or promise of early completion, of academic qualifications and evidence of potential ability in teaching and research. Appointment is for a term of two years. A person will not normally be reappointed as an Instructor II. At the end of the second year of appointment, an appointment may be offered at the rank which would be an appropriate rank or the appointment may not be renewed. The pre-tenure period begins at the start of the appointment as Instructor II.
The rank of Senior Instructor is for those individuals who are given a tenured appointment and are not expected to proceed through professorial ranks. It is normally awarded only to those who are excellent teachers. Persons appointed to this rank may be subsequently be promoted to professorial rank.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which agreement am I covered under?
Instructors are covered under the Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Faculty.
Q: How can a 12-month Lecturer become an Instructor?
All Instructor positions must be advertised and a full job search conducted. 12-month Lecturers may apply for any such posted position at any time. They will be judged on qualifications and teaching performance. Length of service to the University will be considered only where all other factors are equal.Last modified: December 19, 2009