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Visiting Professor (contract academic staff)

Person holding a ranked academic appointment or its equivalent in another academic institution, and who is invited to pursue research, scholarly or creative activities and/or engage in teaching for a limited definite term within an academic unit of the University.

The Regulations Relating to the Employment of Contract Academic Staff (CAS) govern this academic classification.

Listed below are further guidelines and procedures which supplement the Regulations.



Approval of Recruitment Mandatory Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires
Advertising Not required  
Employment Equity Not applicable  
Immigration Mandatory for non-Canadians Citizenship and Immigration Canada


Appointment Type Visiting Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure CAS-2.5, CAS-4.1, and CAS-9.1
Initial Appointment Term Definite Term not exceeding 12-months CAS-9.5.1
Joint Appointment Possible? Not applicable. If a secondary academic affiliation is desired, please see Affiliate Member  
Recommended Minimum Credentials Equivalent appointment at another university or institution  
Required Approvals to Appoint See Link to Right CAS Approvals - Appointments
Required Documentation to Appoint See Link to Right Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires
Salary Minima Quebec Labour Standards minima apply unless appointed as "nil salary" Quebec Labour Standards
Work Permit Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada
Note: A permit will not be granted for more than 2 years as per Immigration Canada regulations.
Official Letter of Appointment From Dean or Departmental Chair  
Terms/Conditions of Appointment   CAS-9.5.3
FTE in Minerva/Banner see Link to right Guidelines to FTE


Reappointment Term Appointment and reappointment to a maximum of 3 years in aggregate CAS-9.1 and 9.5.2
Indefinite Term Not applicable  
Promotion Not applicable  
Required Approvals to Reappoint See Link to Right CAS Approvals - Reappointments
Required Documentation to Reappoint See Link to Right Contract Academic Staff Reappointment Process
Official Letter of Reappointment Not applicable  
Required Approvals to Change Status See Link to Right CAS Approvals - Change of Status


Severance Eligibility Not applicable  
Notice of Termination At any time, and in accordance procedures of CAS Section 3 CAS-9.6.1
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