Pre-Tenure-Track - Assistant Professor (Special Category)
Assistant Professor (Special Category)
Person appointed to a conditional non-renewable pre-tenure track unranked appointment which, on the fulfillment of the condition within the term of the appointment, leads to a tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor.
The Regulations Relating to the Employment of Tenure Track and Tenured Academic Staff (RRETAS) govern this academic classification.
Listed below are further guidelines and procedures which supplement the Regulations.
APPROVALS & RECRUITING
|Approval of Staffing Plan and Recruitment Licence||Mandatory||Recruiting New Tenure-Track/Tenured Ranked Academic and Librarian Staff|
|Advertising||Mandatory||Advertising Academic Positions|
|Advertising Templates||Advertising Templates|
|Employment Equity||Mandatory||Employment Equity Guidelines - Academic Recruitment|
|Immigration||Cannot be initiated until the candidate has been approved by the Provost.||Administrators Information Regarding Immigration Procedures for Tenure-Track/Tenured Academic Staff|
|Relocation Process||Cannot be initiated until the candidate has been approved by the Provost.||Relocation Service|
|Appointment Type||Pre-tenure track, Unranked, not eligible for tenure or promotion||RRETAS-6.5|
|Initial Appointment Term||1 year||RREAS-6.5|
|Joint Appointment Possible?||"Joint" status associated with the tenure-track conversion cannot be indicated using the Assistant Professor (Special Category) position, instead:
(i) use an Associate Member appointment in Banner
(ii) indicate joint affiliations via the Labour Distribution on the ARC### position code
|Recommended Minimum Credentials||ABD (all but dissertation) PhD degree in progress at time of appointment, or other conditions||RRETAS-6.5.1|
|Required Documentation to Appoint||See Link to right||Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Tenure Track Hires|
|Official Letter of Appointment Issued?||Provostial Letter||RRETAS-6.2|
|Salary Minima||Must meet established minimum.
Normally the Assistant Professor rank minima is used unless appointed as "nil salary".
|Work Permit||Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada|
|Terms/Conditions of Appointment||Refer to Assistant Professor guidelines||RRETAS-Section 4 and RRETAS-6.5.1|
|FTE in Minerva/Banner||see Link to right||Guidelines to FTE|
|Reappointment Term||Not applicable||RRETAS-6.5 through RRETAS-6.5.2|
OTHER RELATED POLICIES
|Benefits and University Pension Plan Eligibility||Yes||• Admin Handbook Benefits
• Benefits at a Glance
• Pensions Brochure
|Leaves of Absence Eligibility||Not applicable|
|Maternity/Parental||Yes||Maternity and Parental Leaves|
|Sabbatic Leave Eligibility||Not applicable|
|Staff dependent tuition waiver program||Yes||Admin Handbook Staff Tuition|
|Staff tuition assistance program||Yes||Benefits Educational Assistance|
|Tenure Clock||Time appointed at this rank is excluded when counting service towards tenure-clock or tenure-stream related benefits, such as Sabbatical Leave||RRETAS-7.2|
|Vacation Entitlement||Vacation Entitlement for Academic Staff|
|Notice of Termination||No notification is required.
The appointment ends on the date indicated in the letter, which states that no further renewal is possible.