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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.



Approval of Recruitment Mandatory Recruiting New Contract Academic Staff
Advertising Mandatory Advertising should appear in venues appropriate to the job requirements.
Employment Equity Not applicable  
Immigration Mandatory for non-Canadians Citizenship and Immigration Canada


Appointment Type Contract Academic Staff, Unranked, not eligible for tenure CAS-2.5, CAS-6.1, and CAS-6.5.3
Initial Appointment Term For duration of not more than 3 years CAS-6.4.1
Recommended Minimum Credentials Minimum credentials for professional appointment relevant to the field CAS-6.5.4
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 Quebec Labour Standards
Work Permit Required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada
Official Letter of Appointment Provostial Letter
Terms/Conditions of Appointment Appropriate accreditation, affiliation, or credentials as determined by Dean or Professional Association CAS-6.5.4
FTE in Minerva/Banner see Link to right Guidelines to FTE


Reappointment Term For duration of not more than 3 years CAS-6.4.2
Indefinite Term After continuous employment for 6 years as Curator in the same Department CAS-6.4.2
Promotion 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 From Dean or Departmental Chair
Required Approvals to Change Status See Link to Right CAS Approvals - Change of Status


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
Admin Handbook Benefits
Benefits at a Glance
Pensions Brochure
Leaves of Absence Eligibility Not applicable  
Maternity/Parental Full-time: Yes

Part-time: covered providing they meet minimum benefits threshold as described above
Maternity and Parental Leaves
Sabbatic Leave Eligibility Not applicable  
Severance Eligibility After 5 years continuous employment CAS, Section 6.8
Vacation Entitlement   Vacation Entitlement for Unranked Academic Staff
Notice of Termination 4 Weeks:
For those appointed to Definite Term of more than 1 year, 4 weeks notice as described in regulations

8 Weeks:
For those appointed to Indefinite Term, 8 weeks notice as described in regulations
CAS, Section 6.7