The hiring process at the University of Guelph must meet the requirements set out in the Collective Agreement between the University of Guelph and UGFA. The University also publishes a set of guidelines to supplement the Collective Agreement in the hiring process.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive:
Yes! You can and should negotiate your starting salary. On behalf of our Members, the UGFA also negotiates a minimum salary (salary floors) for our Members. In the current Collective Agreement which expires June 30, 2014, the salary floors for Faculty, Librarians and Veterinarian members are as follows:
Rank 2014/2015 2012/2016 2016/2017 Professor/Veterinarian $94,852 $96,749 $98,684 Associate Professor/Veterinarian $87,115 $88,857 $90,635 Assistant Professor/Veterinarian $82,388 $84,036 $85,717 Librarian $79,951 $81,550 $83,181 Associate Librarian $71.434 $72,862 $74,320 Assistant Librarian $66,231 $67,555 $68,906
CAUT has also published a handbook with suggestions on what to consider, and ask about, if you are negotiating an offer for an academic job. Additionally, the Faculty Association can provide you with information on average salaries at the University.
Yes! However, this is something that must be negotiated along with your starting salary.
Yes! Again, this is something which must be negotiated along with your starting salary.
Yes! For more information see the University's Policy on Relocation Assistance.
Your appointment letter will resemble one of these template letters. Many of the terms in this letter may be negotiated. If you are unsure of something in your appointment letter please feel to contact the Faculty Association for advice.
(last updated September 20, 2011)