Human Resources

Changing the status of the appointment

Further information


From time to time, it may be necessary or desirable to change the status of an appointment from fixed-term to ongoing status.

Operating grant funded

For operating grant funded positions a change from fixed-term to ongoing status for appointees may occur in different ways depending on a number of factors.

Non-research grant funded positions

For non-research grant funded positions where the appointment has been made on a fixed-term basis, and where

  • the appointee competed for the position by way of an advertisement and selection exercise,
  • the head of school supports an ongoing appointment, and
  • the Dean approves the appointment, taking into account current profile considerations and the source of funds.

The appointee may be converted to ongoing without further advertisement and generally occurs at the expiry of the current contract of employment. However, conversions may occur at other than the expiry of the current contract on a recommendation by a head of school, subject to the conditions outlined above.