Probationary reappointment

“For reappointment, the candidate is expected to present a record as a good teacher and evidence of scholarly or creative work as described in sections 2 and 3 of Policy 77. The Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee (DTPC) shall assess whether the candidate is making satisfactory progress towards tenure, recognizing that at this stage it may be necessary to make judgements in some areas based on potential”.
Policy 76 (Faculty Appointments)

What you need to know

  • The timing: You should receive notice of consideration for reappointment from your chair or director 13 months before the end of your first probationary term. If you don’t, talk to your chair and check in with FAUW.
  • The extensions available: There are many reasons for extending the renewal period (parental leave, illness, delay setting up lab equipment). If you think this applies to you, it may be helpful to check in with FAUW. For extensions related to illness or disability, talk to Occupational Health.
  • It’s not a guarantee of tenure: The standard of achievement for reappointment is not necessarily the standard for tenure.
  • Research assistant professors should follow the same guidelines in renewal. While not officially represented, FAUW will still provide assistance in navigating the process.

Where to find information