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ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

AFFILIATE MEMBER

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE/
SENIOR ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE

REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
DEFINITION Person employed by or associated with a university other than McGill, a government, industry, or a profession, whose professional qualifications and/or the experience allow him/her to participate in the teaching and/or research activities of the Department or Faculty to which he or she is appointed. RRECAS 6.1, 6.2.i Professional, business, industry or government leader who has made major contributions to their field or discipline who is engaged primarily in teaching and research related to the appointee's practice, methods and values of the appointee's field, discipline or vocation in the Department or Faculty to which they are appointed. RRECAS 6.1, 6.2.ii Person holding an appointment within the University and who is appointed as an Associate Member to participate in the academic activities of another unit of the University. RRECAS 6.1, 6.2.iii Person holding an appointment external to the University and who is appointed as an Affiliate Member to participate in the academic activities of a unit of the University. RRECAS 6.1, 6.2.iv

Person who has obtained a doctorate or equivalent in a relevant discipline and is appointed in their professional capacity to support the academic unit to which they are appointed and who engages in teaching, research and/or other academic activities within that unit. RRECAS 6.1, 6.2.v

The Regulations Relating to the Employment of Contract Academic Staff (RRECAS) govern these academic classifications. Listed below are further guidelines and procedures which supplement the Regulations.
 
ITEM ADJUNCT PROFESSOR PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE ASSOCIATE MEMBER AFFILIATE MEMBER

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE/
SENIOR ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE

REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
RECRUITING & APPROVALS
Approval of Recruitment

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Recruiting New Contract Academic Staff
Advertising

Mandatory. Advertising should appear in venues appropriate to the job requirements.

Mandatory. Advertising should appear in venues appropriate to the job requirements.

Mandatory. Advertising should appear in venues appropriate to the job requirements.

Mandatory. Advertising should appear in venues appropriate to the job requirements.

Mandatory. Advertising should appear in venues appropriate to the job requirements.

 
Immigration

Mandatory for non-Canadians

Mandatory for non-Canadians

Mandatory for non-Canadians

Mandatory for non-Canadians

Mandatory for non-Canadians

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
 
ITEM ADJUNCT PROFESSOR PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE ASSOCIATE MEMBER AFFILIATE MEMBER

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE/
SENIOR ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE

REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
APPOINTMENT
Appointment Type

Contract Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. RRECAS-2.5, 6.1-6.3

Contract Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. RRECAS-2.5, 6.1-6.3

Contract Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. RRECAS-2.5, 6.1-6.3

Contract Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. RRECAS-2.5, 6.1-6.3

Contract Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. RRECAS-2.5, 6.1-6.3  
Initial Appointment Term

Intial term of not more than 3 years. RRECAS-6.10

Intial term of not more than 3 years. RRECAS-6.10

Intial term of not more than 3 years. RRECAS-6.10

Intial term of not more than 3 years. RRECAS-6.10

Initial term of not more than 3 years. RRECAS-6.10  
Recommended Minimum Credentials

Minimum credentials for professional accreditation or other credentials/qualifications deemed necessary  for the appointment. RRECAS 4.4, 6.11

Minimum credentials for professional accreditation or other credentials/qualifications deemed necessary  for the appointment. RRECAS 4.4, 6.11

Minimum credentials for professional accreditation or other credentials/qualifications deemed necessary  for the appointment. RRECAS 4.4, 6.11

Minimum credentials for professional accreditation or other credentials/qualifications deemed necessary  for the appointment. RRECAS 4.4, 6.11

Minimum credentials for professional accreditation or other credentials/qualifications deemed necessary  for the appointment. RRECAS 4.4, 6.11  
Required Approvals to Appoint

CAS Approvals - Appointments

CAS Approvals - Appointments

CAS Approvals - Appointments

CAS Approvals - Appointments

CAS Approvals - Appointments  
Required Documentation to Appoint

Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires

Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires

Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires

Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires

Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires  
Salary Minima

Quebec Labour Standards minima

Quebec Labour Standards minima

Quebec Labour Standards minima

Quebec Labour Standards minima

Quebec Labour Standards minima Quebec Labour Standards
Work Permit

Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada

Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada

Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada

Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada

Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada  
Official Letter of Appointment

From Dean upon written recomendation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.9

From Dean upon written recomendation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.9

From Dean upon written recomendation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.9

From Dean upon written recomendation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.9

From Dean upon written recomendation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.9  
Terms/Conditions of Appointment

Appropriate professional accreditation, affiliation, or credentials/qualifications deemed necessary for the appointment. RRECAS-6.11-6.12

Academic duties and responsibilities as determined by the Departmental Chair in consultation with the Dean. RRECAS 6.4-6.8

Appropriate professional accreditation, affiliation, or credentials/qualifications deemed necessary for the appointment. RRECAS-6.11-6.12

Academic duties and responsibilities as determined by the Departmental Chair in consultation with the Dean. RRECAS 6.4-6.8

Appropriate professional accreditation, affiliation, or credentials/qualifications deemed necessary for the appointment. RRECAS-6.11-6.12

Academic duties and responsibilities as determined by the Departmental Chair in consultation with the Dean. RRECAS 6.4-6.8

Appropriate professional accreditation, affiliation, or credentials/qualifications deemed necessary for the appointment. RRECAS-6.11-6.12

Academic duties and responsibilities as determined by the Departmental Chair in consultation with the Dean. RRECAS 6.4-6.8

Appropriate professional accreditation, affiliation, or credentials/qualifications deemed necessary for the appointment. RRECAS-6.11-6.12

Academic duties and responsibilities as determined by the Departmental Chair in consultation with the Dean. RRECAS 6.4-6.8

 
FTE in Minerva/Banner Guidelines to FTE Guidelines to FTE Guidelines to FTE Guidelines to FTE Guidelines to FTE  
 
ITEM ADJUNCT PROFESSOR PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE ASSOCIATE MEMBER AFFILIATE MEMBER ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE/
SENIOR ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE
REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
REAPPOINTMENT
Reappointment Term Additional Definite Term Appointment of not more than 3 years at a time. RRECAS 6.13, 

Additional Definite Term Appointment of not more than 3 years at a time. RRECAS 6.13 

Additional Definite Term Appointment of not more than 3 years at a time. RRECAS 6.13 

Additional Definite Term Appointment of not more than 3 years at a time. RRECAS 6.13 

Additional Definite Term Appointment of not more than 3 years at a time. RRECAS 6.14

 
Indefinite Term N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

An Academic Associate or Senior Academic Associate continuously employed for 6 years shall be recommended for reappointment  for an Indefinite Term. RRECAS 6.14 Information on Processing Minerva Appointment Forms where Grants contribute to the salary
Required Approvals to Reappoint CAS Approvals - Reappointments CAS Approvals - Reappointments CAS Approvals - Reappointments CAS Approvals - Reappointments CAS Approvals - Reappointments  
Required Documentation to Reappoint Contract Academic Staff Reappointment Process Contract Academic Staff Reappointment Process Contract Academic Staff Reappointment Process Contract Academic Staff Reappointment Process Contract Academic Staff Reappointment Process  
Official Letter of Reappointment

From Dean upon recommedation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.6

From Dean upon recommedation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.6

From Dean upon recommedation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.6

From Dean upon recommedation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.6

From Dean upon recommedation of Departmental Chair. RRECAS 6.6

 
Required Approvals to Change Status CAS Approvals - Change of Status CAS Approvals - Change of Status CAS Approvals - Change of Status CAS Approvals - Change of Status CAS Approvals - Change of Status  
 
ITEM ADJUNCT PROFESSOR PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE ASSOCIATE MEMBER AFFILIATE MEMBER ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE/
SENIOR ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE
REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
OTHER RELATED POLICIES
Benefits and University Pension Plan Eligibility

Full-time staff: mandatory. Minimum 3 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum. Part-time staff: optional. Minimum 9 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum.

Full-time staff: mandatory. Minimum 3 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum. Part-time staff: optional. Minimum 9 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum.

Full-time staff: mandatory. Minimum 3 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum. Part-time staff: optional. Minimum 9 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum.

Full-time staff: mandatory. Minimum 3 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum. Part-time staff: optional. Minimum 9 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum.

Full-time staff: mandatory. Minimum 3 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum. Part-time staff: optional. Minimum 9 month appointment with minimum salary $25,000/annum.

Contributory Benefits Coverage
Benefits at a Glance
Pensions and Retirement
Leaves of Absence Eligibility Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable  
Maternity/Parental

Full-time: Yes. Part-time: covered providing they meet minimum benefits threshold as described above

Full-time: Yes. Part-time: covered providing they meet minimum benefits threshold as described above

Full-time: Yes. Part-time: covered providing they meet minimum benefits threshold as described above

Full-time: Yes. Part-time: covered providing they meet minimum benefits threshold as described above

Full-time: Yes. Part-time: covered providing they meet minimum benefits threshold as described above

Maternity and Parental Leaves
Sabbatic Leave Eligibility Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable  
Severance Eligibility No, RRECAS 6.18

No, RRECAS 6.18

No, RRECAS 6.18

No, RRECAS 6.18

Yes, per RRECAS 6.20-24. Exceptions: RRECAS 6.25  
Vacation Entitlement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Vacation Entitlement for Unranked Academic Staff
Notice of Non-Renewal

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of 1 year or less of continuous employment shall receive at least one weeks written notice from the Dean. 

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of more than 1 year but less than 3 years of continuous employment shall receive at least 4 weeks notice from the Dean.

Staff member with 3 or more years of continuous employment shall receive at least 8 weeks notice from the Dean.

RRECAS 6.18. Exceptions 6.19

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of 1 year or less of continuous employment shall receive at least one weeks written notice from the Dean. 

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of more than 1 year but less than 3 years of continuous employment shall receive at least 4 weeks notice from the Dean.

Staff member with 3 or more years of continuous employment shall receive at least 8 weeks notice from the Dean.

RRECAS 6.18. Exceptions 6.19

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of 1 year or less of continuous employment shall receive at least one weeks written notice from the Dean. 

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of more than 1 year but less than 3 years of continuous employment shall receive at least 4 weeks notice from the Dean.

Staff member with 3 or more years of continuous employment shall receive at least 8 weeks notice from the Dean.

RRECAS 6.18. Exceptions 6.19

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of 1 year or less of continuous employment shall receive at least one weeks written notice from the Dean. 

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of more than 1 year but less than 3 years of continuous employment shall receive at least 4 weeks notice from the Dean.

Staff member with 3 or more years of continuous employment shall receive at least 8 weeks notice from the Dean.

RRECAS 6.18. Exceptions 6.19

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of 1 year or less of continuous employment shall receive at least one weeks written notice from the Dean. 

Staff member on Definite Term Appointment of more than 1 year but less than 3 years of continuous employment shall receive at least 4 weeks notice from the Dean.

Staff member with 3 or more years of continuous employment shall receive at least 8 weeks notice from the Dean.

RRECAS 6.18. Exceptions 6.19