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Total Rewards for Faculty and Senior Academic Librarians (MUFA)

Faculty are specialized in a variety of fields of study and provide instructional direction in various subjects at McMaster. They also provide the University with educational or research support. Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Lecturers and Senior Academic Librarians are included in the McMaster University Faculty Association (MUFA) professional association.


Compensation for members of MUFA is outlined in the Joint Committee Agreement.


McMaster University Faculty Association (MUFA) Joint Committee Agreement 2022-2025

Joint Administration/Faculty Association Committee remuneration agreement for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025


As per the 2022 – 2025 joint committee agreement, the following benefit plan changes will be implemented. Benefit booklets will be updated shortly to reflect the below changes.

Effective July 1st, 2022:

  • Mental Health: Licensed psychoanalysts, registered clinical counsellors and licensed marriage and family therapists have been added as eligible providers to the existing $3,000 per benefit year maximum.
  • Christian Science Practitioner: No longer eligible under the benefit plan.
  • Vision Care: Maximum increased from $400 to $500 per person every 24 months.

Effective July 1st, 2023:

  • Paramedical Practitioners: $500 benefit year maximum per practitioner is to be replaced with a $2,000 per benefit year combined maximum for all eligible paramedical practitioners.

Effective July 1st, 2023:

  • Paramedical Practitioners: $2,000 per benefit year combined maximum increased to $3,000 per benefit year combined maximum.


Faculty Benefit Booklet

Benefit Booklet for Active Teaching Non-Clinical Faculty, effective September 1 2021


Mental Health Resources

Review Mental Health Resources Available to McMaster Staff & Faculty


Child Care Allowance for MUFA Members

Details of the Child Care Allowance for members of MUFA

Retirement Plans


Faculty Pension Plan Highlights Document

Updated January 1, 2022


How to Read your 2021 Annual Pension Statement – Salaried Plan

Document that is intended to help employees understand their annual pension statement (Salaried Plan).



Pregnancy and Parental Leave Policy for MUFA

Policy that outlines all necessary information for pregnancy/parental leaves for Faculty and MUFA librarians (Senate and Board approved)


MUFA Pregnancy / Parental Leave of Absence Request Form

Pregnancy / Parental Leave of Absence Request Form for MUFA Members

Learning and Development


Faculty Professional Development Allowance Plan (PDA) Policy and Procedures

Faculty Professional Development Allowance Plan (PDA) Policy and Procedures is managed by the McMaster Unviersity Secretariat`s Office.

Academic Assessment/Career Development


Faculty Career Progress/Merit(CP/M) Plan

The Faculty Career Progress/Merit(CP/M) Plan is managed by the McMaster University Secretariat`s Office.


Academic Assessment/Career Development for Faculty

Visit the Secretariat's Office for more information about Faculty Academic Appointments, Tenure and Promotion related Policies.