Current Opportunities 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.


Our Community

McMaster University values integrity, quality, inclusiveness, and teamwork in everything we do.  We strive to hire individuals who embrace these values and to ensure all employees feel welcomed and included in our shared purpose. On campus, employees get involved in the McMaster community through countless worthwhile opportunities.

McMaster University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, where the rights of all individuals and groups are protected and all members feel safe, valued, empowered and respected for their contributions to the shared purposes of the University: research and education excellence. Inclusion occurs when systems and structures facilitate full participation by all community members and where members are treated equitably for their contributions.


Rewards and Benefits

McMaster offers a competitive suite of compensation strategies and prerequisites, benefits and pensions. 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.


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.


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.