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Where to Find the Appropriate Regulations | Deferring Tenure Consideration | Timeline or Which Tenure Cohort

This page provides Academic Staff with guidance regarding which tenure cohort applies to them and under what circumstances a staff member can defer tenure consideration.

Where to Find the Appropriate Regulations Regulations Relating to the Employment of Tenure Track and Tenured Academic Staff.

Regulations Relating to the Employment of Librarian Staff.
Deferring Tenure Consideration Staff members who have been on an authorized leave of longer than 3 months (e.g. maternity leave, disability leave, leave of absence) PRIOR to their mandatory year of tenure consideration may elect to defer the year of tenure consideration. If so, they must inform the Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic) (academic.personnel [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Change%20of%20Tenure%20Cohort%20--%20PUT_PERSONS_FULL_NAME_HERE) (via an email to the Academic Personnel Office)) by June 1st of their year of mandatory tenure consideration. Only two such elections are permitted.

NOTE: All leaves relating to the same event are treated as a single authorized leave (e.g. maternity leave and extended maternity leave taken in relation to the birth of a child).
Timeline (or Which Tenure Cohort)

To determine which tenure cohort you fall into, please see the table below.

Note: Any time spent as a pre-tenure-track Assistant Professor (Special Category) is excluded from calculation of the tenure cohort.


Tenure-Track Staff hired anytime in Calendar Year Tenure Cohort Year Dossier Under Mandatory Tenure Consideration
must be submitted to Secretariat Office by:
Tenure Decision
with tenure effective as of this date:

2011 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2012 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2013 (Full Prof/Lib)

2016-2017 Sept 1st, 2016 June 1st, 2017

2012 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2013 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2014 (Full Prof/Lib)

2017-2018 Sept 1st, 2017 June 1st, 2018

2013 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2014 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2015 (Full Prof/Lib)

2018-2019 Sept 1st, 2018 June 1st, 2019

2014 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2015 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2016 (Full Prof/Lib)

2019-2020 Sept 1st, 2019 June 1st, 2020

2015 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2016 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2017 (Full Prof/Lib)

2020-2021 Sept 1st, 2020 June 1st, 2021

2016 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2017 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2018 (Full Prof/Lib)

2021-2022 Sept 1st, 2021 June 1st, 2022

2017 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2018 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2019 (Full Prof/Lib)

2022-2023 Sept 1st, 2022 June 1st, 2023

2018 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2019 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2020 (Full Prof/Lib)

2023-2024 Sept 1st, 2023 June 1st, 2024

2019 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2020 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2021 (Full Prof/Lib)

2024-2025 Sept 1st, 2024 June 1st, 2025

2020 (Assist Prof/Lib)
2021 (Assoc Prof/Lib)
2022 (Full Prof/Lib)

2025-2026 Sept 1st, 2025 June 1st, 2026