Assistant Professor (contract academic staff)
Contractual appointment during which appointees are expected to devote themselves to academic duties assigned by their chair/dean, reflected by a "descriptor" in parenthesis to their rank. Appointees are not eligible for consideration for tenure.
Assistant Professor (tenure-stream)
Person appointed to a tenure track appointment of limited maximum duration (seven years in aggregate). Appointees are expected to devote themselves to the full range of academic duties as defined in the regulations. Appointment normally leads to mandatory consideration for tenure and promotion to rank of Associate Professor.
The Regulations Relating to the Employment of Tenure Track and Tenured Academic Staff (RRETAS) govern this academic classification.