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Total Rewards for Faculty and Senior Academic Librarians (MUFA)

The McMaster University Faculty Association (MUFA) is a professional association that represents the interests of all faculty members and senior academic librarians of McMaster University and is responsible for collective bargaining with the Administration.  Professor, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Lecturers with a Contractually Limited Appointment as well as Senior Academic Librarians are members of MUFA.


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


July 1, 2023 Benefit Updates:

  • Emergency Travel Assistance:   Effective July 1st, Sun Life Global Excel Management (GEM) replaces Allianz Global Assistance as the new provider for emergency out-of-country and out-of-province travel assistance. If you’ll be travelling outside of Ontario, it’s a good idea to have your travel card with you as it includes the telephone numbers to call in the event of a medical emergency.  On or after July 1st, you can download the new travel card on or the my Sun Life mobile app and it is also available on the HR website.  The telephone numbers to call for Emergency Travel Assistance are not changing.  For 24/7 assistance, call:
    • In the USA and Canada:  1-800-511-4610
    • From anywhere else:  1-519-514-0351
  • Heading Aid Coverage:  Effective July 1st, medical doctors, audiologists and otolaryngologists are accepted as prescribers of hearing aids.


Faculty Benefit Booklet

Benefit Booklet for Active Teaching Non-Clinical Faculty, effective July 1, 2022


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 2023


How to Read your 2023 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 Employee Guide

Guide for MUFA employees taking a pregnancy and / or parental leave

Learning and Development


Faculty Professional Development Allowance Plan (PDA) Policy and Procedures

Faculty Professional Development Allowance Plan (PDA) Policy and Procedures is a Board approved policy that is held in the McMaster University Secretariat's Office.

Academic Assessment/Career Development


Faculty Career Progress/Merit(CP/M) Plan

The Faculty Career Progress/Merit(CP/M) Plan is a Joint Committee agreement that is held in 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.