Faculty and Librarian Collective Agreement

The Collective Agreement between the Faculty Association and the University came into force on June 5, 2015.  It expires on June 30, 2019.

The Collective Agreement is the contract of employment between the University and the members of the bargaining group represented by the Faculty Association.  The bargaining group includes all regular faculty members (including Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Professors, Assistant and Associate Teaching Professors, and Teaching Professors); artists-in-residence; limited-term faculty members with appointments greater than one year; and professional librarians, both regular and limited-term.  The Faculty Association is a certified trade union under the BC Labour Relations Code.

The Collective Agreement is primarily administered for the University by Faculty Relations, a unit that operates within the office of and reports to the Vice-President Academic and Provost.  If you have questions, please contact  or .

Download the Collective Agreement 

Joint Committee on Administration of the Agreement

Letters of Understanding

Rank 1 Jul 18 1 Jul 19
Lecturer $74,085 $77,000
Assistant Teaching Professor $77,260 $80,000
Associate Teaching Professor $88,902 $94,000
Teaching Professor

$98,427

$112,000

Artist-in-Residence $77,260 $83,000
Assistant Professor $77,260 $80,000
Associate Professor $89,960 $94,000
Professor $109,011 $112,000
Librarian I $61,385 $65,000
Librarian II $65,618 $72,000
Librarian III $75,143 $82,000
Librarian IV $82,552 $90,000

As per section 63.9 of the Collective Agreement, the basic adjustment is an across-the-board adjustment and is not related to the evaulation of performance.

Year 1 May 1 July
2014 - 0%
2015 - 1%
2016 0% + ESD of 0.45% 0.5%
2017 1% + ESD of 0.35% 0.5%
2018 1% + ESD of 0.4% 0.5%
2019 1% + ESD of 0.75%

The Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) denotes a formula by which employees receive general wage increases equal to half of any percentage gain in real GDP above the Economic Forecast Council's forecast.  For further details, please see Appendix A of the Collective Agreement.

Year Faculty CPI Faculty MI Librarian CPI Librarian MI
2014/15 $945 $730 $835 $615
2015/16 $945 $730 $835 $615
2016/17 $1,245 $730 $1,100 $615
2017/18 $1,245 $730 $1,100 $615
2018/19 $1,245 $730 $1,100 $615


Please see section 63.12 of the Collective Agreement for further information on CPIs and MIs.

Group A (odd years) Group B (even years)
Engineering Business
Fine Arts Education
Human & Social Development Humanities
Libraries Law
Social Sciences Medical Science
Academic Administrators Science


Please see section 19.30 of the Collective Agreement for more information on the biennial evaluation process.