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Faculty retirement

Retirement options for faculty, including reduced appointments, phased-in, part-time, and reduced-scope appointments.

Retirement process and options

Faculty wishing to retire must give written notice to the head of their academic unit well in advance of their intended retirement date.

Faculty retirement dates usually fall on June 30 or Dec. 31 following their notice date, unless otherwise agreed upon.

Gradual retirement

Faculty with a tenure or confirmed appointment can request a reduced appointment, or one of three gradual retirement options. Faculty with a term appointment can request a move to a part-time or reduced part-time status from their head of academic unit.

Retirement options are set out in the collective agreement, and are a decision between the faculty member and the head of their academic unit.

Faculty salary during a reduced appointment is commensurate with percentage of workload performed.

For anyone in a term appointment

Faculty in a term appointment may wish to transition into retirement over an extended period of time. Whether they wish to move from full-time to part-time, or wish to reduce their current part-time status, they must consult with their head of academic unit on the possibility.

Such a transition can begin before or after their normal retirement date and is at the sole discretion of the university. They must be aware of eligibility requirements for pension and benefits both before and after their normal retirement date.

Retirement resources

To review all items that need to be considered when leaving UBC, faculty must complete the faculty and staff departure check form (doc). 

View this Letter template (doc) for heads/directors to send to any tenure stream faculty member approaching their normal retirement date.


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