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Professor (contract academic staff)

Contractual appointment conferred on CAS Associate Professors or on new appointees who are judged to have met the appropriate criteria for this rank. 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.

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

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.

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.

Curator (contract academic staff)

An unranked contractual appointment. Appointee has overall responsibility for the growth, organization and management of a University collection or museum. Appointee is also expected to teach and/or conduct research.

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.

Associate Curator (contract academic staff)

An unranked contractual appointment. Appointee has overall responsibility for the growth, organization and management of a University collection or museum. Appointee is also expected to teach and/or conduct research.

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.

Associate Professor (contract academic staff)

Contractual appointment conferred on CAS Assistant Professors or on new appointees who are judged to have met the appropriate criteria for this rank. 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.

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

Course Lecturer

Course Lecturer (unionized academic staff)

A person appointed on a contractual course-by-course basis to teach one or more courses.

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

Course Lecturers unionized as of August 2011.

Senior Academic Associate (contract academic staff)

An unranked contractual appointment. Appointee has a minimum of six years continuous employment at McGill as an Academic Associate and meets the promotion criteria.

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.

Academic Associate (contract academic staff)

An unranked contractual appointment. Appointee works in the academic sector of the University in his or her professional capacity and also engages in some teaching and/or research and related academic activities.

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.

Instructor (contract academic staff)

An unranked contractual appointment (may be paid by the hour). Appointee is responsible for activities such as the following: practical instruction within a course; one-on-one practical instruction; directing of small ensembles; overseeing students engaged in practical aspects of their programs; running/teaching an intensive workshop (less than 13 contact hours).