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.
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.
RECRUITING & APPROVALS
|Approval of Recruitment||Mandatory||Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires|
|Employment Equity||Not applicable|
|Immigration||Mandatory for non-Canadians||Citizenship and Immigration Canada|
|Appointment Type||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 12-months||CAS-9.5.1|
|Joint Appointment Possible?||Not applicable. If a secondary academic affiliation is desired, please see Affiliate Member|
|Recommended Minimum Credentials||Equivalent appointment at another university or institution|
|Required Approvals to Appoint||See Link to Right||CAS Approvals - Appointments|
|Required Documentation to Appoint||See Link to Right||Submitting a Recruitment Dossier for Contract Academic Staff Hires|
|Salary Minima||Quebec Labour Standards minima apply unless appointed as "nil salary"||Quebec Labour Standards|
|Work Permit||Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada |
Note: A permit will not be granted for more than 2 years as per Immigration Canada regulations.
|Official Letter of Appointment||From Dean or Departmental Chair|
|Terms/Conditions of Appointment||CAS-9.5.3|
|FTE in Minerva/Banner||see Link to right||Guidelines to FTE|
|Reappointment Term||Appointment and reappointment to a maximum of 3 years in aggregate||CAS-9.1 and 9.5.2|
|Indefinite Term||Not applicable|
|Required Approvals to Reappoint||See Link to Right||CAS Approvals - Reappointments|
|Required Documentation to Reappoint||See Link to Right||Contract Academic Staff Reappointment Process|
|Official Letter of Reappointment||Not applicable|
|Required Approvals to Change Status||See Link to Right||CAS Approvals - Change of Status|
OTHER RELATED POLICIES
|Severance Eligibility||Not applicable|
|Notice of Termination||At any time, and in accordance procedures of CAS Section 3||CAS-9.6.1|