Offer letters are required for all faculty positions, whether paid or unpaid, including honorary and visiting appointees.
Offer letters constitute a binding contract between the faculty member and the university, and detail expectations and commitments of both parties. A signed offer letter must be included with every faculty appointment form for every faculty position at UBC.
Offers of reappointment must also be in writing. This provides clarification for all parties whether the terms and conditions of the previous appointment continue in the new appointment, or whether there are changes.
Offer letter templates
To assist in preparing offer letters for your newly recruited faculty members or reappointment letters for existing appointees, we have a number of template letters for various ranks.
Note that in accordance with Signing Resolution 14 (pdf), offers of employment to faculty members may only be made by the head of the academic unit. We welcome your feedback on these templates.
Offer letters by position