Chair Appointments Committee

AGENDA ITEMS - Information and procedures


Adjunct Professor (12 months or more) - title


Information, policy and procedures:

  • Adjunct Professorial titles may be conferred on persons who are expert in an appropriate field and who are contributing significantly to teaching and/or research and/or who are fostering partnerships between the University and industry, the profession or the wider community.
  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to confer the title of Adjunct Professor for a period of 12 months or more.
  • Conferring of all academic titles
  • Delegations of Authority: Administrative Functions, 6.6


Report of the Academic Titles Committee:

  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the Academic Titles Committee (who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee)
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Bosch Professor - title


Information, policy and procedures:


Recommendation:

  • The recommendation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Chair

- appointment by advertisement:

- without advertisement / by invitation:

- appointment on nomination:


see Professor below.


Challis Professor:

Challis Professor - title


Information, policy and procedures:

  • In 1880 John Henry Challis bequeathed his residuary real and personal estate to the University of Sydney “to be applied for the benefit of that Institution in such manner as the governing body thereof shall direct.” (pdf) The Challis bequest
  • Vacant Challis chairs are filled by the serving professor when the department does not wish to advertise.
  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to confer the title of Challis Professor following the recommendation of the Dean of the appropriate Faculty.
  • Titles of Bosch, Challis, Kellion, McCaughey and Peter Nicol Russell Chairs


Recommendation:

  • The recommentation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Challis Professor - appointment


Information, policy and procedures:


Report of Selection Committee:

  • The Report needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee by:
    1. the Chair of the Selection Committee (who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee)

Clinical Professor (12 months or more)


Information, policy and procedures:

  • Clinical academic titles may be conferred primarily on salaried staff and visiting staff of teaching hospitals and on other health professionals who meet teaching needs, on a regular basis, which the University may not otherwise satisfy and who may also contribute to the University’s research activities.
  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to confer the title of Clinical Professor for a period of twelve months or more.
  • Conferring of all academic titles
  • Delegations of Authority: Administrative Functions, 6.6


Report of Academic Titles Committee:

  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee by:
    1. the Chair of the Academic Titles Committee (who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee)
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Conjoint Professor - title


Information, policy and procedures:

  • Conjoint academic titles may be conferred on successful applicants for positions advertised conjointly by the University and external bodies, e.g. an Area Health Service or a research institute that has been formally recognised by the University as being affiliated with a Faculty.
  • Conjoint academic titles may be also conferred on persons already in a post (e.g. existing staff of an Area Health Service or existing staff of a research institute that has entered into an agreement with the University) provided they undertake to contribute to teaching, research and University, professional and community service and provided this meets with the approval of the external body.
  • Conjoint academic titles may, in addition, be conferred on NHMRC, ARC and other holders of nationally competitive peer-reviewed fellowships who undertake to contribute to undergraduate teaching and/or to postgraduate research supervision and/or to service to the University, the profession and the wider community, but only on appointment to the University.
  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to confer the title of Conjoint Professor.
  • Conferring of all academic titles
  • Delegations of Authority: Administrative Functions, 6.6


Report of Academic Titles Committee:

  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee by:
    1. the Chair of the Academic Titles Committee (who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee)
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Dean and Professor - appointment


Information, policy and procedures:


Report of Selection Committee:

  • The report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee by:
    1. the Chair of the Selection Committee (the Vice-Chancellor and Principal) who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee.

Emeritus Professor - title:


Information, policy and procedures:


Recommendation:

  • The recommentation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal (who presents the recommendation to the Chair Appointments Committee)

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Kellion Professor - title:


Information, policy and procedures:


Recommendation:

  • The recommentation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

McCaughey Professor

McCaughey Professor - title:


Information, policy and procedures:

  • A large bequest from Samuel McCaughey (1919) enabled the appointment of new Professors and Associate Professors in Arts, Engineering, Medicine, and Dentistry. (pdf)
  • Vacant McCaughey chairs will be filled by the serving professor when the department does not wish to advertise.
  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to confer the title of McCaughey Professor following the recommendation of the Dean of the appropriate Faculty.
  • Titles of Bosch, Challis, Kellion, McCaughey and Peter Nicol Russell Chairs


Recommendation:

  • The recommendation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

McCaughey Professor - appointment


Information, policy and procedures:


Report of Selection Committee:

  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the Selection Committee (who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee)

Name of chair, associate professorship, senior lectureship and named lectureship - approval of name:


Information, policy and procedures:

  • Senate has resolved that the Chair Appointments Committee has authority to approve proposals for the name/change of name of lectureships, senior lectureships, associate professorships and chairs. Please note that the Committee does NOT approve the establishment of these positions.


Recommendation:

  • The recommendation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal (who presents the recommendation to the Chair Appointments Committee)

Peter Nicol Russell Professor - title:


Information, policy and procedures:


Recommendation:

  • The recommendation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Professor:

Professor - appointment by advertisement:


Information, policy and procedures:


Report of Committee:

  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the Selection Committee (who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee)

Professor - appointment without advertisement / by invitation:

Information, policy and procedures:


  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor


Report of Committee:

  • The Report is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the Selection Committee (who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee)

Professor - appointment on nomination:


Information, policy and procedures:

  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to approve appointments to chairs on nomination.


Recommendation:

  • The recommendation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor - 'Out of round' promotion:


Information, policy and procedures:

  • This policy which was approved by the Academic Board permits a Head, Dean, Director, the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor to initiate an out of rounds promotion procedure where a valuable staff member has been offered an appointment at another institution and the University wishes to offer promotion as a retention strategy.
  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to approve 'out of round' promotions to Professor.
  • 'Out of Round' Promotion Policy and Procedures


Report:

  • The Report needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report of the 'Out of Round' Promotions Committee is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the 'Out of Round' Promotions Committee
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal (if not the Chair)

Professor - promotion:


Information, policy and procedures:

  • Applications for promotion are called for annually in the first half of the year, however some Faculties may elect to hold a second round in the second half of the year for promotions below Level E. In special circumstances, ‘out of round’ promotions may be considered (see above).
  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to approve promotions to Professor.
  • Academic Promotions website, 2007


Report of the Committee:

  • The Report of the Central Promotions Committee is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the Central Promotions Committee (the Vice-Chancellor and Principal) who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee.

Professor - title:


Information, policy and procedures:


Recommendation:

  • The recommendation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Professor - variation of contract:


Information, policy and procedures:

  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to approve variation of contract at Level E.


Recommendation:

  • The recommendation is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor - appointment


Information, policy and procedures:


Report of the Selection Committee:

  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the Selection Committee (the Vice-Chancellor and Principal) who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee.

Senior Principal Research Fellow for non-staff members (12 months or more) - title


Information, policy and procedures:


Report:

  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the Academic Titles Committee
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

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University Chair - appointment


Information, policy and procedures:

  • University Chairs have been established to recognise and reward members of University staff who are internationally acknowledged scholars of exceptional distinction or to attract such scholars to the University.
  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to approve appointments to University Chairs.
  • University Chair: Policy and procedures


Report of the Selection Committee:

  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the Selection Committee (the Vice-Chancellor and Principal) who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee.

University Professorial Fellow


Visiting Professor (12 months or more) - title


Information, policy and procedures:

  • A Visiting Professor is expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching and/or research/scholarship/creative work of the University.
  • The Chair Appointments Committee has delegated authority to confer the title of Visiting Professor on a Professor from another university, or a person with equivalent status, who is visiting a School.
  • Conferring of all academic titles
  • Delegations of Authority: Administrative Functions, 6.2 and 6.6


Report of Academic Titles Committee:

  • The Report of the Committee needs to be checked by John Dixon, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Report is signed off by the following for referral to the Chair Appointments Committee:
    1. the Chair of the Selection Committee (the Vice-Chancellor and Principal) who presents the report to the Chair Appointments Committee. If not recommended by a Committee, then the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor signs off.
    2. the Vice-Chancellor and Principal