- When the university determines that a credit course assignment is available to this bargaining unit, the assignment shall then be posted at the University and faxed to the Local Union office and uploaded by the Union to a website maintained at the cost of the Union.
- The closing date for application shall be at least ten (10) days from the date of posting unless the vacancy occurs within three (3) weeks of the start date of the position. When a vacancy occurs within three (3) weeks of the start of the position, the University will offer the position to the next available qualified person with precedence. If no qualified person on the precedence list is available within the time frame for the decision making, the University may assign the work to a person deemed suitable.
Opportunities to teach credit courses on a part-time basis will be posted in the hiring unit. This in no way limits the University’s right to post or advertise these opportunities elsewhere. The Employer shall forward a copy of all job postings to the Recording Secretary of the Union.
Postings shall detail the work assignment, the application deadline, and requirements for the position, including qualifications and experience and the salary scale for the position. Postings shall include days and times if known, recognizing days and times may be subject to change.
- Persons applying for a posted position shall have precedence for appointment based on the number of credit courses previously taught at Saint Mary’s University, on a part-time basis, providing they meet the requirements for the position as per the job posting. In the event that more than one applicant has equal precedence under this provision, the final recommendation for appointment shall be made by the Department Chair to the Dean.
- Notwithstanding Article 16.04(a), effective September 1, 2001, if a member who has previously taught at Saint Mary’s University on a part-time basis is appointed to a limited term teaching position, two courses shall be counted toward their precedence ranking.
- To contribute to the academic progress of doctoral students enrolled at Saint Mary’s University in the doctoral program in Business Administration (Management) the Employer may without posting and without precedence assign up to six (6) FCE appointments per year to doctoral students. Such individuals shall be included in the bargaining unit.
Precedence ceases to apply if:
- a person has been dismissed and not reinstated under Article 15;
- if an individual has not taught at Saint Mary’s University within the last three years.
- in exceptional circumstances at the Union’s written request, a one (1) year extension to the three (3) year period may be granted through mutual agreement. Once a year all such requests shall be submitted with supporting documentation to the office of the Vice President, Academic & Research no later than November 1st of each year.
- The qualifications of part-time faculty being recommended by a Department/Program for employment in any of the degree programs of the University shall be reviewed by the Dean of the appropriate Faculty. The Dean shall advise the Department/Program within ten (10) days of receipt of the Department/Program recommendation of his/her decision on the appointment. If the Department/Program and Dean agree on the appointment of an individual, their decision is final. If the Dean does not agree with the Department/Program recommendation on the appointment then the matter shall be referred to the Appointments Committee.
- Part-time appointments shall be made with the approval of the relevant Department/Program. In recommending a candidate for a part-time faculty position the Department/Program shall specify the area(s) of specialization and the course level the individual is qualified to teach. A copy of this recommendation will be sent to the candidate.
- Qualifications, including area(s) of specialization and the course level a part-time faculty member is qualified to teach, shall be reviewed, after initial appointment, once every three (3) years by the relevant Department/Program and the Dean of the appropriate Faculty. The Dean shall advise the Department/Program within ten (10) days of receipt of the Department/Program recommendation of his/her decision on the appointment. If the Department/Program and Dean agree their decision is final. If the Department/Program and the Dean do not agree then the matter shall be referred to the Appointments Committee.
A new employee shall be on probation until she has taught the equivalent of two full courses at Saint Mary’s University and has taught in two twelve month periods, commencing in September of any given year. Following the successful completion of the probationary period, an employee shall be placed on the precedence list.
Candidates will be notified of their contracts in writing as soon as possible in advance of the scheduled commencement of employment. Candidates will inform the University, in writing, within five (5) days of receipt of the offer letter whether or not they accept the offer, or conditional offer, where applicable, unless prevented from doing so due to absence or illness. Any anticipated extended absence must be reported to the office of the Vice-President, Academic and Research.
Where a letter of appointment which has been signed by the applicant and the Academic Vice-President has been cancelled by the University, the applicant shall be paid a cancellation stipend of one hundred dollars ($100), or two hundred dollars ($200) if cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks prior to the start of class during the academic year.
Unsuccessful applicants who were interviewed for a position will be notified within ten (10) calendar days of the successful applicant’s acceptance.
Members in the bargaining unit beyond the period of probation, who have taught in a department and are interested in teaching in that department in the following academic year/summer sessions, may indicate in writing to the Chairperson their areas of interest and the days and times they expect to be available for consideration. Upon request, the Chairperson shall provide the deadlines for receiving input. Assigned course(s) and times may not match requests.
In the event of an emergency situation such as, but not limited to, resignation, death, dismissal, or serious illness, allowing insufficient time to follow the terms of this article, the University will choose the next candidate with precedence from the applicant pool and will report its choice to the Union. In instances where there are no applicants with precedence, no suitable applicants, or no applicants, the University may assign the work to a person deemed suitable.
A Precedence List will be prepared by the University by December 31st of each year. The list will be provided by January 8th to the local union office containing the member’s total full credit equivalent (FCE) completed by December 31st of that year. Any discrepencies shall be reported in writing to the office of the Vice President, Academic & Research by January 31st. Agreed upon amendments shall normally be made by February 15th. The amended list shall be considered to be accurate and shall be effective until February 15th of the following year. The amended list shall be provided to the local union office.
The Employer agrees to provide a signed copy of each employee’s part-time contract to the Local Union office.
For the purposes of this Article, where an Employee is unable to fulfil their full teaching commitment and another Employee teaches part of the unit, the precedence shall be pro rated to the nearest quarter of a unit. For the purpose of this clause a unit shall mean one half credit course (3 credit hours).