4. CATEGORIES OF EMPLOYEES AND CATEGORIES OF POSITIONS
4.1 CLASSIFICATION OF EMPLOYEES
4.1.1 Regular Faculty Member
The term “regular” shall refer to a faculty member with an ongoing appointment.
126.96.36.199 References to regular faculty in this collective agreement include regular full‑time and regular part‑time faculty unless either is specifically identified.
188.8.131.52 The position title for regular instructional faculty shall be “Professor.”
4.1.2 Temporary and Non-Regular Faculty Members
Temporary and non-regular faculty members have an appointment that is not ongoing and includes an end date.
184.108.40.206 Non-Regular Instructional faculty members have position titles of either Limited Term Contract Instructors or Temporary Instructors.
a) The term “Limited Term Contract” Instructor shall refer to a faculty member with an appointment to an instructional position for a period of time of one (1) semester or greater, and equal to or less than three (3) consecutive years in duration that replaces a regular faculty member.
b) The term “Temporary Instructor” shall refer to a faculty member with a term appointment(s) to an instructional position.
220.127.116.11 Unless otherwise stated, conditions that are applicable to “Instructors” or “non-regular faculty members” will apply to “Limited Term Contract” and “temporary” Instructors.
4.1.3 Full-Time Faculty Member
Full-Time Faculty members, either regular or non-regular, are those whose appointment(s) specifies a full-time workload or 1.0 FTE per academic year.
4.1.4 Part-Time Faculty Member
Part-time faculty members, either regular or non-regular, are those with an appointment(s) that specifies a workload less than 1.0 FTE per academic year.
4.2 CATEGORIES OF VIUFA POSITIONS
4.2.1 Instructional Positions
18.104.22.168 The primary responsibilities of instructional faculty are to prepare and to teach courses and programs within their area of competence, and to tutor, advise and evaluate students. Responsibilities of Professors and LTC Instructors include service and scholarly activity.
22.214.171.124 Salaries for Regular Instructional positions and LTC Instructors are determined by Articles 11.4.1 and Appendix C. Temporary Instructional positions are paid based on Article 126.96.36.199.
4.2.2 Non-Instructional Positions
Non‑Instructional Faculty are those faculty members whose primary responsibility lies specifically in an area other than direct instruction. Non-instructional positions are either classified as Instructional Support Positions (Article 188.8.131.52), Academic Experience Positions (Article 184.108.40.206), Technology Support Positions (Article 220.127.116.11) or University Experience Support Positions (Article 18.104.22.168).
Human Resources will maintain a list of positions within each category.
22.214.171.124 Instructional Support Positions
a) The primary responsibility of Instructional Support Positions is to assist instructional faculty in the delivery of instruction, as well as assist students in their learning experience at VIU. Instructional Support faculty do not have independent responsibility for instruction and evaluation.
b) Salaries for Instructional Support Positions will be determined based on Article 11.4.2 and Appendix D.
126.96.36.199 Academic Experience Positions
a) The primary responsibility of Academic Experience Positions is to directly support and advise students and the VIU community through their recognized education and specialized expertise.
b) Academic Experience Position salaries will be determined based on Article 11.4.1 and Appendix C.
188.8.131.52 Technology Support Positions
a) The primary responsibility of Technology Support Positions is to support the use of technology across the institution and in specific departments at VIU, through their specialized education, training, and expertise.
b) Salaries for Technology Support Position will be determined based on Articles 184.108.40.206, the IT LOA and Appendix D.
220.127.116.11 University Experience Positions
a) The primary responsibility of University Experience Positions is to support students in enrolment, graduation transition, co-curricular or extracurricular activities.
b) Salaries for University Experience Positions will be determined based on Articles 18.104.22.168 and Appendix D.
4.3 Position Titles
Titles can be changed with approval of the appropriate administrator in consultation with the Association.
Non-instructional positions are either classified as Instructional Support Positions (Article 22.214.171.124), Academic Experience Positions (Article 126.96.36.199), Technology Support Positions (Article 188.8.131.52) or University Experience Support Positions (Article 184.108.40.206).