Posting Positions

When recruiting new staff, you may need to post the position in eRecruit, advertise externally, or both – depending on the position you need filled.

Except for senior positions (Service Unit Directors, AVPs, and VPs), posting is required for all UBC positions. Positions must be posted if they fall within the following criteria:

  • CUPE 2950: for positions three months or longer
  • CUPE 116: for positions six months or longer
  • M&P: for positions one year or longer
  • Non-Union Technicians: for positions one year or longer
  • Executive Administrative Staff: for positions one year or longer

The postings appear online,, and positions, depending on the employee group, are listed for at least five business days. (For senior level searches, a recruitment firm, an approved Supply Management vendor, is usually hired for support.)

External advertising is an option if the internal posting process has failed to identify a satisfactory candidate. A department may decide to advertise a non-union or management position externally, if the position requires a highly specialized or unique skill set. In these cases, please contact your HR Advisor or Associate for support. Initial postings must first appear on the UBC careers page before advertising externally.

Departments wishing to advertise faculty and staff opportunities are encouraged to contact TMP Worldwide, UBC’s prequalified recruitment advertising agency. This option enables you to partner with experts in recruitment advertising and have them take care of advertising your career opportunities, saving you time and resources.

TMP Worldwide provides a full range of recruitment advertising services, including digital and print ad creation and placement, as well as guidance on effective use of available budget and opportunities for cost savings. TMP has UBC’s faculty and staff recruitment advertising templates on file, and follows the university’s recruitment advertising guidelines.