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DEFINITION An academic staff member appointed to a pre-tenure-track position for a non-renewable definite term of one year. On the fulfillment of the condition(s) specified in the letter of appointment, will be appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The Regulations Relating to the Employment of Tenure Track and Tenured Academic Staff (RRETTTAS) govern this academic classification.


Approval of Staffing Plan and Recruitment Licence Mandatory Recruiting New Tenure-Track/Tenured Ranked Academic and Librarian Staff
Advertising Mandatory Advertising Ranked Academic Positions
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, not eligible for tenure or promotion. RRETTTAS-6.5.  
Initial Appointment Term 1 year. RRETTTAS-6.5.  
Joint Appointment Possible? "Joint" status cannot be indicated for 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. RRETTTAS-6.5.1.  
Required Documentation to Appoint Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Tenure Track Hires  
Official Letter of Appointment Issued? Provostial Letter  
Salary Minima Must meet established Salary Minima.
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. RRETTTAS-6.5.1, and Section 4.  
FTE in Minerva/Banner Guidelines to FTE  


Reappointment Term Not applicable  
Promotion Not applicable  


Benefits and University Pension Plan Eligibility Yes Contributory Benefits Coverage
Benefits at a Glance
Pensions Brochure
Language of Instruction Yes Language Instruction for Faculty Members
Leaves of Absence No Regulations on Leaves of Absence for Tenure-Track and Tenured Academic Staff, article 1.2.
Maternity/Parental Yes Maternity and Parental Leaves
Sabbatic Leave Eligibility Time spent as an Assistant Professor (Special Category) is not taken into account in determining credited service towards a sabbatic leave. Regulations on Sabbatic Leaves for Tenured and Tenure Track Academic Staff, article 2.2.1.i
Staff Dependent Tuition Waiver Program Yes Staff Dependent Tuition Waiver Policy
Staff Tuition Assistance Program Yes Benefits Educational Assistance
Timing of reappointment and tenure consideration Time spent as an Assistant Professor (Special Category) is not taken into account in determining the year of reappointment or tenure consideration. RRETTTAS-6.9 and 7.2.  
Vacation Entitlement Yes Vacation Entitlement for Academic Staff