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ITEM ADJUNCT PROFESSOR PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE VISITING FELLOW VISITING PROFESSOR VISITING SCHOLAR REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
DESCRIPTION An unranked contractual appointment, for a duration of longer than one academic term.  Appointee is employed by government, industry, a profession or an institution other than McGill.  Employee participates in teaching (including co-supervision of graduate students) and/or research activities (including grant administration), in addition to related academic activities, in the academic unit to which he or she is appointed.  This classification cannot be used if the appointment is strictly to teach one or more courses (see Course Lecturer appointment). An unranked contractual appointment. Appointee is a professional, business, industry or government leader who has made major contributions to his or her field or discipline and who is engaged on a part-time or full-time basis primarily in teaching and research related to practice, methods and values of the appointee’s field, discipline or vocation. Person (other than a student) holding a fellowship or other award (conferred by McGill or another institution or agency) who is invited to pursue research, scholarly or creative activities for a limited definite term within an academic unit of the University. Person holding a ranked academic appointment or its equivalent in another academic institution, and who is invited to pursue research, scholarly or creative activities and/or engage in teaching for a limited definite term within an academic unit of the University. Person who does not hold a ranked academic appointment or its equivalent in another academic institution and who is invited to pursue research, scholarly or creative activities activities and/or engage in teaching for a limited definite term within an academic unit of the University. The Regulations Relating to the Employment of Contract Academic Staff (CAS) govern these academic classifications. Listed below are further guidelines and procedures which supplement the Regulations.
 
ITEM ADJUNCT PROFESSOR PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE VISITING FELLOW VISITING PROFESSOR VISITING SCHOLAR REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
RECRUITING & APPROVALS
Approval of Recruitment Mandatory. Curriculum vitae and letter of offer Mandatory. Curriculum vitae and letter of offer Mandatory. Refer to Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires Mandatory. Refer to Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires Mandatory. Refer to Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires  
Advertising Not required Not required Not required Not required Not required  
Employment Equity Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable  
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 VISITING FELLOW VISITING PROFESSOR VISITING SCHOLAR REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
APPOINTMENT
Appointment Type Contract Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. CAS-2.5, CAS-6.1.2, and CAS-8.7 Contract Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. CAS-2.5, CAS-6.1.2, and CAS-8.7 Visiting Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. CAS-2.5, CAS-4.1, and CAS-9.1. Visiting Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. CAS-2.5, CAS-4.1, and CAS-9.1. Visiting Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure. CAS-2.5, CAS-4.1, and CAS-9.1.  
Initial Appointment Term Definite Term not exceeding 3 years. CAS-8.4.1 Definite Term not exceeding 3 years. CAS-8.4.1 Definite Term not exceeding 12-months. CAS-9.5.1. Definite Term not exceeding 12-months. CAS-9.5.1. Definite Term not exceeding 12-months. CAS-9.5.1.  
Joint Appointment Possible? Not applicable. If a secondary academic affiliation is desired, please see Affiliate Member Not applicable. If a secondary academic affiliation is desired, please see Affiliate Member Not applicable. If a secondary academic affiliation is desired, please see Affiliate Member Not applicable. If a secondary academic affiliation is desired, please see Affiliate Member    
Recommended Minimum Credentials An academic or professional appointment at another university or institution   PhD or equivalent Equivalent appointment at another university or institution    
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 unless appointed as "nil salary". Quebec Labour Standards minima unless appointed as "nil salary". Not Applicable Quebec Labour Standards minima unless appointed as "nil salary". Quebec Labour Standards minima unless appointed as "nil salary".  
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
Note: It is unlikely that a permit will be granted for more than 2 years.
Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada
Note: It is unlikely that a permit will be granted for more than 2 years.
Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada
Note: It is unlikely that a permit will be granted for more than 2 years.
 
Official Letter of Appointment From Dean or Departmental Chair From Dean or Departmental Chair From Dean or Departmental Chair From Dean or Departmental Chair From Dean or Departmental Chair  
Terms/Conditions of Appointment Determined by Departmental Chair. CAS-8.5. Determined by Departmental Chair. CAS-8.5. Determined by Departmental Chair. CAS-9.5.3. Determined by Departmental Chair. CAS-9.5.3. Determined by Departmental Chair. CAS-9.5.3.  
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 VISITING FELLOW VISITING PROFESSOR VISITING SCHOLAR REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
REAPPOINTMENT
Reappointment Term Definite term not exceeding 3 years. CAS-8.4.2. Definite term not exceeding 3 years. CAS-8.4.2. Appointment and reappointment aggregate unless non-Canadian (2 years). CAS-9.1 and 9.5.2. Appointment and reappointment aggregate unless non-Canadian (2 years). CAS-9.1 and 9.5.2. Appointment and reappointment aggregate unless non-Canadian (2 years). CAS-9.1 and 9.5.2.  
Indefinite Term Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable  
Promotion Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable  
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 or Departmental Chair From Dean or Departmental Chair From Dean or Departmental Chair From Dean or Departmental Chair From Dean or Departmental Chair  
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 VISITING FELLOW VISITING PROFESSOR VISITING SCHOLAR REGULATION/
PROCEDURE
OTHER RELATED POLICIES
Severance Eligibility Not applicable. CAS-8.7. Not applicable. CAS-8.7. Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable  
Notice of Non-Renewal 30 Calendar Days. CAS-8.6. 30 Calendar Days. CAS-8.6. At any time, and in accordance procedures of CAS Section 3. CAS-9.6.1. At any time, and in accordance procedures of CAS Section 3. CAS-9.6.1. At any time, and in accordance procedures of CAS Section 3. CAS-9.6.1.