Posting & Hiring (Toronto/Windsor)

Rules, procedures and what to expect when applying to teach part-time at the University of Ottawa.

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  1. Postings
  2. Applications
  3. Appointments
  4. Period of Interrupted Service
  5. Hiring Report
  6. Cancellation of Contract


A position is normally posted for a period of ten (10) days and not less than two (2) months prior to the start of the appointment. 

If you are interested in a position, you must apply using the application form no later than the closing date of the posting. A complete and up-to-date CV must accompany your application. 

It is your responsibility to provide all the information on which the hiring decision will be based, as indicated in the job posting.

Reference: Article 8.1 (JOB POSTINGS) of the Collective Agreement.


You can apply directly to the posting you’re interested in. For more information on how to apply, please consult the following document: Applying for Jobs (document provided by the university).

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As per Article 8.3.2, the right of first refusal implies that if a member has taught a particular course during the previous academic year and has performed satisfactorily in accordance with Article 10 (Performance Evaluation), the Employer shall offer that member the right to teach a section of that course prior to posting the course in question.

Please note that since the ratification of the unit’s new collective agreement (see details here), a hiring process based on seniority has been established for job postings, while maintaining the right of first refusal.

As a result, members in the Toronto and Windsor Unit will accumulate seniority and a retention process for seniority points will be put in place. The seniority list will not be published until a later date. We will keep you informed of any developments in this regard.


  • Article 8 (APPOINTMENT) of the collective agreement

Period of Interrupted Service

An employee who is not in the Bargaining Unit for a period of eighteen (18) months or longer shall no longer be a member.

Reference: Article 8.6 (PERIOD OF INTERRUPTED SERVICE) of the collective agreement.

Hiring Report

You can find the latest hiring report on the university’s website, here

If you applied unsuccessfully for a course, you can review the report and the successful candidate’s seniority hours. 

If you believe that the hiring process was not respected, you can contact the Association by emailing us at

You have 20 business days from its date of publication to file a complaint.

Cancellation of Contract or Posting

Cancellation by the Employer

The employer reserves the right to cancel or to combine courses for operational purposes.

Cancellation by You

Barring extraordinary valid circumstances, for example, but not limited to, moving to another city, obtaining a full-time position, an illness that prevents you from completing the required duties, if you wish to cancel a contract, you must advise the employer in writing before the beginning of the course or work, understanding that you shall forfeit the equivalent contract hours refused from your accrued teaching hours.

It is understood that accepting a part-time position in another institution does not constitute an extraordinary circumstance with respect to this provision.

Reference: Article 9 (CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT AND RESIGNATION) of the Collective Agreement.