Hiring & Appointments: Librarians

The hiring process at UBC is bound by Policy 20, which stipulates that except in extraordinary situations all UBC positions are filled only after an open competition and review by a formally constituted hiring body.

Librarian Initial Appointment

If you are being recruited to UBC, we may be able to help you understand your options.

There is a minimum salary scale for Librarians that sets the floor for salaries, but not the ceiling – it is possible to be paid higher than the minimum salary. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about benefits at UBC.

Your offer letter may resemble this template letter. Many of the terms in this letter may be negotiated.

Librarian Reappointment

Your initial appointment at UBC will be for three years; typically by the end of your second year of continuous service a recommendation will be made to either grant or deny you a confirmed appointment, analogous to achieving tenure. See the Collective Agreement for specifics. You may also wish to contact the UBC Librarians’ Association for mentoring and assistance.