As per the Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Faculty, the following titles and ranks are defined as: Instructor, Senior Instructor, and 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 Instructor who is in the fifth year of appointment shall be considered for promotion to the rank of Senior Instructor and if successful shall be granted tenure in that year.
Appointment at or promotion to the rank of Senior Instructor 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 Senior Instructors will keep abreast of current developments in their respective disciplines, and in the field of teaching and learning. A Senior Instructor 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, sustained and 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.
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 Lecturer become an Instructor?
All Instructor 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.