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Setting up a selection committee

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All appointments to the grade of Assistant Professor and above, and Administrative Officer grade III and above are to be made by Selection Committees, nominated by the Dean (in the case of appointments in academic units) and by the Chief Officer (in the case of appointments in the Administrative and Support Services Divisions). Committees are nominated by the Dean / Chief Officer in accordance with the following principles and University sign-off is by way of the Director of Human Resources or his / her nominee.

Selection Committees for Senior Administrative Officer 1 posts will also require the approval of the Provost.

Board and Council will continue to receive detail of Selection Committee composition, for information.

The Dean shall establish the composition of the selection committee and may at his / her discretion Chair any appointment in the Faculty. The composition of the selection committee for an administrative or support appointment within a Faculty shall be decided by the Dean.

It is expected that the Dean will Chair all appointments to Professor (non-titled) and Associate Professor. In the case of Assistant Professorships, where the Dean is unavailable to Chair or wishes to delegate their authority, one may appoint a Pro-Dean who must be a Professor. Selection committees must represent both genders and as far as possible should reflect the diversity of the University’s staff. The selection committee should be comprised of the most suitable and qualified people to assess applicants in the discipline. A representative from Human Resources may assist Selection Committees in carrying out their function.

Selection committees must represent both genders and as far as possible should reflect the diversity of the University’s staff. The selection committee should be comprised of the most suitable and qualified people to assess applicants in the discipline. A representative from the Human Resources Department will assist Selection Committees in carrying out their function.

The following are minimum recommendations only and it is understood that joint and interdisciplinary appointments may require larger membership.