The starting salary in a prescribed range is, in all cases, determined by the Dean regardless of funding source.
It is not a matter for decision by a selection committee or grant recipient whose budget includes provision for staffing assistance.
It is University policy to appoint new staff to the first step of the salary scale. However, exceptions may be recommended to and approved by the Dean when:
For appointment to Associate Lecturer (Level A)/Research Associate (Level A) the minimum commencing salary for a person with a PhD or a person appointed as Course Controller is Step 08.