Criteria for Inclusion in the Search and Review Procedures
The following criteria are applied to determine which senior positions should be subject to these provisions:
- Centrality of the position to the academic mission of the University. The closer the responsibilities of the position lie to the centre of the University’s academic mission the more imperative it is that the position is subject to the procedures.
- The academic decision making authority vested in the position. If the incumbent in a position has the direct authority to decide academic outcomes and directions, the position should be subject to these provisions. Conversely, if the incumbent in a position primarily provides support and technical expertise, the position should not be subject to these procedures.
- The level of academic experience required by the position. If a position clearly requires academic experience in teaching and research, then careful consideration should be given to including it within the scope of these procedures. If a position clearly does not require academic experience in teaching and research (notwithstanding the possibility that an incumbent may have such experience), the position probably should not be subject to these procedures.
- The level of technical expertise required by the position. If a position has highly technical requirements, such that members of a search or review committee may not realistically be able to assess the quality or performance of a candidate or incumbent, the position should not be subject to these procedures.