Salary Anomalies

Academic Staff (TUCFA)


An academic staff member may receive a salary increase to address a salary anomaly, relative to colleagues in the same department or other appropriate academic unit, that can be demonstrated to have been present at the time of hire. A salary anomaly is not to be confused with a market supplement (CA 15).

The Salary Anomalies Advisory Committee evaluates applications based on the following comparators:

  • candidate's highest degree earned
  • academic and other experience
  • record of scholarly activity
  • rank at time of hire

Comparators will be reviewed as of the same date of hire.

Academic Staff who wish to bring forward a case to the Salary Anomalies Advisory Committee (SAAC), are encouraged to discuss perceived anomalies with their Dean prior to submitting the application, as salary adjustments are normally recommended to the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) by the Dean, on advice from the Head, if applicable (CA 15.4). The deadline for nominations from the dean is Jan. 29, 2021.

Individual academic staff members may apply directly to the committee by submitting an Academic Salary Anomalies Review Staff Application. Individuals shall submit their intent to apply to totalrewards@ucalgary.ca who will advise on the next steps.  The deadline for individual applications is Feb. 19, 2021.


Salary Anomaly Review References


2021 Salary Anomaly Timeline

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Academic Portfolio

Academic Portfolio is the University of Calgary’s tool to support the Academic Career processes.

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TUCFA Collective Agreement

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GFC Academic Staff Criteria & Processes Handbook

Effective Nov 5, 2020. Applicable to applications and processes going forward. 

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GFC Academic Staff Criteria & Processes Handbook 2019/2020

Applicable to tenure and promotion applications submitted in 2020. Academic Appointments Selection Procedures remain in effect until further notice.

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