Hiring Guidelines

Hiring someone? Opening a position? AMUSE? AMURE? MUNACA?

Where to start? Please fill in the Hiring request form

For ALL new hires (Casuals, Research associates/assistants, invigilators, work study students, Research trainees, volunteers, etc), please fill in the Hiring request form. Please allow 3 business days, for the administration office to review your request and get back to you.

For questions, you may contact luisa.sabaz [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Question%20re%20Hiring%20request) (Luisa Sabaz).


Please fill in the Hiring request form as early as possible

Most job categories are unionized and require following specific instructions on posting, compensation, offer letters, etc.

For each new hire, the admin office must review collective agreements and job descriptions to identify in which job category the proposed job description falls. Once identified, the posting and hiring process may take anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months to be completed. Keep in mind that immigration paperwork will most likely add to the delays.

Note that the complete hiring process (from recruitment to on-boarding) is now done through Workday


For a complete list of unions and associations at McGill University, along with their respective Collective Agreements, please consult the Human Resources website.


Casual Positions

Please fill in the Hiring request form.

For questions about hiring casual employee at the Department of Biology, please contact luisa.sabaz [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Casual%20hire%20) (Luisa Sabaz).

Luisa Sabaz
Office: Stewart Biology Building, N7/7 | Phone: 514-398-5740 | Email: luisa.sabaz [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Question%20re%20Casual%20Hire)

Postdoctoral Fellows/Scholars/Researchers

Postdoctoral fellows are hired through the AMURE/PSAC, which stands for Association of McGill University Research Employees/Public Service Alliance of Canada.

When a prospective postdoctoral scholar is to be hired, a Letter of Agreement must signed by the Postdoctoral Scholar and the Supervisor to clarify research expectations.

For information regarding registering as a postdoctoral fellow, please consult the Postdoctoral Registration page on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website as well as the Postdoctoral Registration Checklist.

For questions about hiring a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biology, please contact info.biology [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Post%20Doc%20Hire) .

Teaching Assistants

The employment of graduate students as teaching assistants is managed by AGSEM, which stands for Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill.

Please visit our webpage for more information on Teaching Assitants opportunities

For questions about hiring a teaching assistant at the Department of Biology, please contact susan.gabe [at] mcgill.ca (subject: TA%20hire) (Susan Gabe).

Susan Gabe
Office: Stewart Biology, N7/9A | Phone: 514-398-7045 | Email: susan.gabe [at] mcgill.ca (subject: TA%20hire)

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