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About the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs

Our mission and key role


The Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs provides leadership in all areas of employee relations concerning the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA), CUPE 3904 Units 1, 2, and 3 (representing sessional and part-time contract lecturers, continuing education contract lecturers and teaching/graduate assistants).


The mandate of the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs is to enhance the academic mission of Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) through programs and activities that support and guide academic staff in their relationship with students and the university community.

Academic excellence

The Office plays a key role in furthering TMU’s academic excellence, and initiates and oversees programs and activities that attract, retain and foster professional development of faculty, contract lecturers and academic assistants throughout their careers.

Programs and activities

  • The management and planning for faculty, contract lecturers and academic assistants in the areas of labour and employee relations, collective bargaining, development and renewal, control of faculty complement;
  • All relevant procedures governing the appointment, compensation, promotion, transfer and removal of all faculty, contract lecturers, academic assistants and academic administrators.

Academic units and administrative groups we work with

9 faculties including schools of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies

50 departments and schools

984 full-time faculty

45 librarians and counsellors

1,579 contract lecturers

4 bargaining units including
Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) and CUPE Local 3904, Units 1, 2 and 3


Our achievements in the 2021-2022 academic year

Hired more than 40 tenure-stream and more than 20 limited-term faculty members

Awarded tenure to 23 faculty members and promoted  26 to the rank of Professor

Delivered 19 workshops to more than 350 hiring, evaluation and promotion committee members