Tenure and faculty appointments

Information about appointments, reappointments, tenure and promotion for UBC faculty, librarians and program directors.

Over the course of their careers, full-time UBC faculty, librarians and program directors will have opportunities for promotion, confirmation and/or reappointment. For faculty, this includes tenure, which provides job security and academic freedom for the study of problems or to test ideas that may challenge established ideas or practices.

Tenure, promotion, reappointment and confirmation

See the sections below for specific information for faculty, librarians and program directors.

Appointments and tenure for faculty

The timing of a faculty member’s regular reviews for tenure, promotion and reappointment will depend on their appointment and rank. Tenure is granted through a tenure review and on the basis of merit.

Note that UBC holds annual workshops on tenure and promotion procedures for faculty and administrators in Vancouver and Kelowna. Upcoming workshops will be announced via email. 



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