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Lecturers

“Lecturer” is a faculty member holding a renewable term appointment with responsibilities limited to teaching and related duties which may include administrative responsibilities normally undertaken by faculty members.

These are term appointments without review that are for a specified one, two, three, four or five year term with the expectation of renewal upon demonstration of excellence in teaching. The first year of a Lecturer's initial appointment is probationary. Reappointments are to be made subject to the terms and conditions of Policy AP4 – Faculty Term Appointments (pdf, formerly Policy #42).

Full-time positions must be advertised in accordance with UBC’s faculty advertising policy

Please refer to the appointment checklist for term appointments for the list of documents that must be submitted to Faculty Relations.

For full-time appointments only: if the appointee is a not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, please review the requirements for recruiting foreign academics.

Lecturers can be appointed for a partial workload for all or part of a year, but the appointment must be made for a full year. Partial appointments must be done in keeping with articles 2.03, 3.01, 3.02, and 4.01 of Part 8: Reduced Appointments. This means that the appointment cannot be less than 50% FTE, salary is pro-rated and they are entitled to pension and benefits. A minimum salary, as outlined in Article 5 of Part 2 of the Collective Agreement is in effect for all Lecturer appointments.

These appointees are members of the Faculty Association. Appointments are covered under the Agreement on the Conditions of Appointment for Faculty - detailed information on Lecturer appointments is in article 2.02. Full-time appointments are eligible for all negotiated salary increases (e.g. career progress, merit and performance salary adjustments).

Please note that a Lecturer who will not be renewed is entitled to notice or salary in lieu of notice, or if previously a Sessional Lecturer, 1 month’s notice and recall. See the Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Faculty for details.

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