Academic HR Advisor

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
11 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Academic HR Advisor
Date Posted: 11/10/2020
Req ID: 1821
Faculty/Division: UofT Scarborough
Department: UTSC:Ofc of the Vice-Prin (Acad) & Dean
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

Under general direction of the Manager, Academic HR, the incumbent is responsible for a full range of academic human resource services and planning. The Academic HR Advisor provides administrative support with respect to matters associated with tenure stream and teaching stream faculty and CLTAs. The incumbent reviews, advises and prepares correspondence on behalf of the Dean/Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs & Equity in matters relating to the employment of academic staff; provides advice on the interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures as they pertain to academic searches, appointments, promotions, tenure, continuing status, interim and probationary reviews, leaves, salary administration, and retirement options to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures. The incumbent also provides an overall advisory role related to academic staffing including CUPE 3902, Units 1, 3 &5.

Additionally, the incumbent will take on new tasks or projects, assume responsibility for on-going projects and undertake research on a wide variety of issues and topics related to academic human resources issues at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). The incumbent is also responsible for the planning and implementation of projects related to the improvement of the Campuses academic HR processes. The responsibilities of the incumbent will continuously evolve and they must be flexible and willing to respond to the given priorities of the day and be willing to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a dynamic environment. The incumbent is required to use initiative, strong judgment and analytical skills in handling inquiries independently or referring them appropriately. As a representative of the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean, the incumbent is required to exercise a high degree of sensitivity, responsiveness, and confidentiality regarding human resources issues.

Qualifications (Minimum Qualifications):

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: Three years’ of progressive experience in a related setting. Excellent knowledge of University policies and procedures as they pertain to full-time and part-time academic appointments, tenure, promotions, leaves and salary administration and an understanding of the University's organizational structure. Experience interpreting and advising on academic policies and procedures. Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

SKILLS: Proficient computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Access); UTORecruit. Must have: strong research, oral and written communication, interpersonal sensitivity and analytical skills; demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills.

OTHER: Must have the ability to: work with academic administrators and others in a manner that facilitates cooperation; work independently with a high degree of initiative, discretion, diplomacy and tact and; work under pressure. Must be a strong team-player.

A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office.

Closing Date: 11/23/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 1 -- Hiring Zone: $65,725 - $76,679 -- Broadband Salary Range: $65,725 - $109,540 
Job Category: Human Resources & Equity

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement 
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.