Working at McMaster University

 

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

Quality of Life

At McMaster, we understand the challenges people face when trying to manage the demands of work and personal life. McMaster supports employees by offering a series of programmes through the Healthy Workplace initiatives and setting high standards in environmental and occupational healthy and safety.

Growing Our Potential

McMaster supports and actively creates opportunities for employee career growth and professional development. We pride ourselves in the quality and variety of our professional development programs offered by the Centre for Continuing Education and the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL), which engages students and partners in teaching and learning. The DeGroote School of Business also offers a real-world Executive Education program for learning, networking, and career advancement at all levels.

Our focus on diversity is an institution-wide effort which challenges us to consider the ways that we attract, engage and support our students, faculty and staff, apply a critical lens to our organizational structures and processes, innovate within our research and academic programs, and foster a community ethos and approach that is based on dignity, respect and inclusion for all.

Dr. David Farrar

President and Vice-Chancellor, McMaster University

Ideal Location

McMaster University recognizes and acknowledges that it is located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” Wampum agreement. McMaster’s Hamilton location is ideal in many ways.

Our Community

We are strongly committed to employment equity and cultivating the diversity of our McMaster community. We focus on creating an inclusive work environment in which we value the strengths, perspectives and contributions of each individual.

More than 15,900 employees (including more than 6,000 full-time) bring a versatile combination of skills, knowledge and expertise. Thanks to our continued innovation and growth, McMaster is recognized as a top employer in the Hamilton/Niagara region.

Interdisciplinary learning is a hallmark of McMaster, and we have successfully recruited award-winning, world-class professors, researchers and subject-matter experts from more than 57 countries around the globe.

We foster a diverse, collaborative and multi-generational work culture. Our community includes student employees, professionals in mid-career transitions, and experienced workers with a length of service of up to 54 years. We actively develop partnerships to recruit from our local communities, and we are proud to have expanded our work with community agencies to assist refugees in gaining meaningful employment at McMaster. As we prepare our students to become global citizens and leaders of the future, we facilitate a variety of year-round work study programs, co-op placements and internship opportunities.

Employees can volunteer in a number of community-based and university-wide committees and events. Supported by McMaster’s Office of Community Engagement, the Network for Community-Campus Partnerships provides a shared framework for McMaster to support our community engagement goals.

Rewards and Benefits

McMaster offers a competitive suite of compensation, benefits, retirement savings plans, time off and performance recognition.


Health Benefits

McMaster University provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits program for our employees, their families, and our retirees, including a wide array of supportive and preventative programming through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and Healthy Workplace initiatives. McMaster became Ontario’s first smoke-free campus in January 2018; many smoking cessation programs and supports are available to employees.


Financial Benefits & Compensation

At McMaster University, we use a total rewards approach to ensure competitive compensation, retirement income provisions, and recognition offerings for all employee groups. Highlights include pensions plans and Group RRSP, Financial Planning and Employee Discounts.


Awards and Recognition

We understand the importance of our employees’ hard work and contributions and we provide opportunities for the community to notice and appreciate this work through initiatives like the Years of Service program and the President’s Awards for Outstanding Service.


Some of the many benefits of working at McMaster include:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Retirement plan with Employer matching
  • Competitive medical/dental benefits
  • Health & Wellness facilities and programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement programs
  • Professional Development programs
  • Generous vacation and holiday plans
  • Work/life benefits
  • Awards and recognition
 

The vibrant City of Hamilton’s top-notch public services and facilities, combined with its rich culture and beautiful surroundings, make it a great place to work and live. Our campus is nestled between Westdale Village and Dundas Valley, ideal for shopping and dining. Situated at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton is also less than an hour trip by bus, train, or car to Toronto, and boasts world-class conservation areas, cycling routes, and the largest number of water falls of any city in North America.

Career Opportunities

Job Title Posted Date City
RESIDENCE LIFE AREA COORD. 2024-07-12 Hamilton
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (II) 2024-07-12 Hamilton
CUSTODIAN 2: TUES - SAT (AFTERNOON SHIFT) 2024-07-12 Hamilton
RECRUITMENT OFFICER DOMESTIC 2024-07-12 Hamilton
BUSINESS SYSTEM ANALYST (HYBRID) 2024-07-12 Hamilton
CUSTODIAN 2: SUN - THURS (DAY SHIFT) 2024-07-12 Hamilton
PART-TIME CUSTODIAN 2024-07-12 Hamilton
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE AVP-GLOBAL HEALTH 2024-07-12 Hamilton
RESEARCH ASSISTANT III 2024-07-12 Hamilton
SESSIONAL FACULTY - KINESIOL 3AA3: BIOMECHANICS LL 2024-07-11 Hamilton
SESSIONAL FACULTY - KINESIOL 4GG3 – CLINICAL BIOME 2024-07-11 Hamilton
SESSIONAL FACULTY - KINESIOL 3H03: EXERCISE PSYCHO 2024-07-11 Hamilton
ASSISTANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR(LEARNER COORDINATOR) 2024-07-11 Hamilton
BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST (III) 2024-07-10 Hamilton
SESSIONAL FACULTY - BIO 4X03/6X03 - ENVIRONMENTAL 2024-07-10 Hamilton
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE & 2024-07-10 Hamilton
SR. HR STRATEGIC PARTNER - HYBRID 2024-07-10 Hamilton
SESSIONAL FACULTY (FALL 2024): GLOBALST 704 - GLOB 2024-07-10 Hamilton
SESSIONAL FACULTY (FALL 2024): GLOBALST 709 - DESI 2024-07-10 Hamilton
DATA ACCESS OFFICER 2024-07-10 Hamilton
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (I) 2024-07-10 Hamilton
PROJECT COORDINATOR- PAN-UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT 2024-07-10 Hamilton
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, STUDENT RECRUITMENT & EV 2024-07-10 Hamilton
SESSIONAL FACULTY - BIOLOGY 2C03/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 2024-07-10 Hamilton
SESSIONAL FACULTY (FALL 2024): GLOBALST 710 C02 & 2024-07-10 Hamilton