Continuing Contracts

A sessional contract faculty member who has completed 4 semesters within the previous 36 months is eligible for a continuing appointment (*link*).   A continuing appointment is subject to the projected availability of courses; qualifications as identified in the selection criteria in Article 4; consistent satisfactory performance (based on chair or designate evaluations and student evaluations of instruction); and the length of contract not exceeding 24 months, staring in the fall semester (continuing clinical appointments may start in the fall, winter, or spring semester).

Workload

The number of hours for a continuing appointment for each type of contract faculty member is as follows:

  • Lecturer: No less than 240 SICH (generally equal to 5 sections) per academic year, with at least 96 SICH (generally equal to 2 sections) in the fall semester
  • Clinical: No less than 240 clinical hours per academic year
  • Librarian: No less than 25 weeks per semester
  • Counsellor: No less than 95 hours per semester
  • Lab instructor: No less than 480 lab SICH per academic year

The Board or the contract faculty member can terminate the continuing appointment contract with eight weeks written notice with reasons or by mutual agreement at any time.

Benefits

Benefit eligibility (per Article 16) begins immediately at the start of a continuing appointment.  Continuing contract faculty must be insured under the University’s basic life insurance, extended health care, and dental plans.  Continuing contract faculty who wish to opt out of extended health care and dental care must have coverage for these benefits under another group plan.

Continuing appointment compensation is prorated over twelve months (per Article 13).  Contract faculty may enter into additional sessional contracts, which are not included in the prorated compensation.