As per the Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Faculty, the following titles and ranks are defined as: Assistant Professor of Teaching, Associate Professor of Teaching, and Professor of Teaching.
Acting Assistant Professor of Teaching
Appointment to this rank requires evidence of potential ability in teaching and educational leadership. Appointment to this rank is only appropriate when a terminal degree is a requirement for the position of Assistant Professor of Teaching and when the appointee is within 2 years of completion of this requirement. Upon completion of the terminal degree, the person’s rank shall be converted to Assistant Professor of Teaching.
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Appointment to this rank normally requires completion of academic qualifications, evidence of ability and commitment to teaching and promise of educational leadership. Appointments and reappointments are normally made for three years but in exceptional circumstances may be made for a lesser period. An Assistant Professor of Teaching who is in the fifth year of appointment shall be considered for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Teaching and if successful shall be granted tenure in that year.
Associate Professor of Teaching
Appointment at or promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Teaching requires evidence of excellence in teaching, demonstrated educational leadership, involvement in curriculum development and innovation, and other teaching and learning initiatives. It is expected that Associate Professors of Teaching will keep abreast of current developments in their respective disciplines, and in the field of teaching and learning. An Associate Professor of Teaching may be promoted to the rank of Professor of Teaching in the fifth or subsequent years in rank.
Professor of Teaching
Appointment at or promotion to the rank of Professor of Teaching requires evidence of outstanding achievement in teaching and educational leadership, distinction in the field of teaching and learning, innovative contributions to curriculum development* , course design and other initiatives that advance the University’s ability to excel in its teaching and learning mandate. Initial appointments at this rank are normally tenured appointments.
*Effective 1 July 2024 the criteria will change from “sustained and innovative contributions to curriculum development” to “a growing body of innovative contributions to curriculum development”.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which agreement am I covered under?
All ranks are covered under the Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Faculty.
Q: How can a Lecturer become an Assistant Professor of Teaching?
All Assistant Professor of Teaching positions must be advertised and a full job search conducted. 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.