Three great reasons to be a faculty member at Waterloo:

1. Intellectual property ownership

100% of the intellectual property and commercialized innovations originating from students, faculty or staff remain the property of the innovator — not the university. Read the policy

2. Early sabbatical option

Six-month full-salary sabbatical option after three years for tenure-track appointments. Read the policy

3. Generous parental leave

Pregnancy and parental leave (including adoption) for all faculty with an automatic delay of the tenure clock and generous supplemental benefits for eligible employees. Read the policy | Read FAUW's guide


Need more reasons?

Check out Human Resources' Support for New Employees page, the Faculty Association's Information for new and prospective faculty page, or Explore Waterloo Region.

Support for prospective faculty members

The Faculty Association (FAUW) can help you to navigate the hiring process and understand your contract. We encourage all candidates to contact us before you sign. You can also get a sense of how things work at Waterloo by browsing our Faculty Guide.

Indigenous candidates might want to connect the Office of Indigenous Relations, and Black candidates with the Black Faculty Collective

FAUW represents all regular faculty (tenure-track faculty and full-time lecturers) at the University of Waterloo. You can sign up to become a voting member as soon as you're hired.