The parties acknowledge that post doctoral candidates come to the attention of and are selected by Employment Supervisors through a number of different methods, including direct communication with a candidate(s) and/or with colleagues.


Except where a post doctoral candidate is hired under Article 13.01, the Employer agrees that Post doctoral Fellowship positions shall be posted for a period of not less than seven (7) days. Such positions will be posted on the University Careers website. No offer of employment shall be made until the posting period of seven (7) days has elapsed.


A posting under Article 13.02 will identify the following: job title, description of the area or topic of research, remuneration, supervision and academic unit, date of posting and application deadline, start date and duration of the appointment, required qualifications, the application procedure, required documentation (e.g., CV, references, publications, etc.) and any employment diversity or equity statement.


Appointments are normally for periods of twelve (12) months or greater. The parties acknowledge that there may be specific circumstances when short- term appointments of less than 12 months may be appropriate. However, the Employer shall not use a series of short-term appointments for the purpose of circumventing the hiring of a single Employee for a period of twelve (12) months or more.


All successful candidates shall receive a letter of offer, signed by the Employer and Supervisor, which shall include, at a minimum, the following information: start date of contract, end date of contract, salary, name of Faculty Supervisor, campus location, and general outline of duties. The Letter shall also include a link to the Collective Agreement. The Union shall be provided with a list of all appointments on a monthly basis, which shall include each employee’s start and ends dates of contract, salary, and name of Faculty Supervisor.