This information covers the appointment of academic staff.
Academic staff can be appointed for up to 1 year without advertisement. In exceptional circumstances a work area may, on approval of the Head of School, extend employment to a total of 2 years (including the initial appointment).
The following conditions apply to fixed term appointments 1 year or less:
Transfers to part-time appointments by academic staff may be made permanently or for specific periods. Tenurable/tenured part-time appointments may be converted to full time depending on the needs of the school.
Conditions for part-time appointments are similar to conditions for equivalent full-time appointments.
Where full-time members of academic staff wish to transfer to a part-time appointment, appropriate recognition will be given for prior full-time service at this University at the date of transfer. Members of staff wishing to obtain an indication of their credits on transfer for study leave and long service leave should contact Human Resources requesting details of the conditions of transfer and stipulating the proposed date of transfer.
In addition to the categories outlined above, appointments may be advertised as either:
All tenurable appointments will be subject to annual review. The review process is outlined in University Policy Probation and Confirmation (Academic Staff).