Information on Lecturer Positions

CODAA occasionally receives questions regarding whether or not there is a limit on re-appointment as a lecturer. It was the value of guaranteed sections and health benefits for the lecturer positions, that compelled CODAA to agree to the extension of the 2011-2015 contract. The intention was to share the benefit among our members as much as possible, given the staffing needs of the department.

Although the Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to the contract extension that created the lecturer positions does not specify a limit, it was the verbal agreement between CODAA and the administration that lecturer appointments should be for no more than two years. Exceptions could be requested by the Department Dean to extend the lectureship to the same person for three years. However, the appointments were never intended to continue for a fourth year. Only in the most extreme circumstances, such unforeseen staffing reductions in a small department, would a fourth year be considered.

If you have any questions about the CODAA contract or other matters, please feel free to contact us.