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In the event that you decide to leave McGill, please provide written notification to your Chair/Director, with a copy to your Dean and the Academic Personnel Office. An email will suffice, but a letter containing an original signature, sent by mail or attached as a PDF to your email, is preferable.

Staff members are asked to provide 4 weeks’ prior notice of termination. However, to allow for an appropriate transition, staff are encouraged to discuss their plans with their Chairs/Director or Dean to arrive at a mutually agreeable date of termination.

Academic Personnel Office

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Academic Staff Guides

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The following pages on our site pertain to Newly Recruited and Current Academic Staff at McGill University.

Vacation Entitlement for Academic Staff

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Tenure Track and Tenured | Ranked CAS | Librarian Staff | Unranked (Non-Unionized) | Unionized Academic Staff ||

The reference year for vacation purposes is from June 1 to May 31. During the reference year a staff member progressively acquires entitlement to a period of vacation.

Employment Guidelines for Administrative and Support Staff in Academic Duties

Administrative and support staff may, as a consequence of their special expertise, be asked from time to time to assist in the teaching of undergraduate or graduate students. When administrative and support staff are asked to assist in the academic work of the University, the following guidelines shall apply:

Appointing Academic Staff

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Recruiting and Hiring Process Guides | Letters of Appointment | McGill ID | Paying New Faculty ||

This page pertains to the "Appointing of Academic Staff", which is the step occurring after the Recruiting and Hiring processes have successfully been completed.

Recruiting and Hiring Process Guides

Please consult the relevant guide:

Advertising Ranked Academic Positions

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Minimum Requirements | Coding of Advertising Information | Immigration Statement | Equity Statement | Advertising Template ||

All tenure-stream and ranked contract academic staff positions must be advertised according to the guidelines below.