Manual of Policies and Procedures

B/3.3 Privately funded academic positions

Contact Officer

Associate Director, Human Resources (Workplace Relations)

Approval Date

01/03/2006

Approval Authority

Council

Date of Next Review

01/03/2019

3.3.1 Creation of positions
3.3.2 Naming of positions
3.3.3 Conditions of employment
3.3.4 Reporting
Related Documents
Modification History

3.3.1 Creation of positions

The Vice-Chancellor and President approves the creation of privately funded academic positions at Level E (professor), and the Provost approves positions at Levels C - D (senior lecturer and associate professor). These positions are funded by industry, commerce or statutory authorities, and may be named after sponsoring organisations at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor and President or, where appropriate, the Provost.

Duties and responsibilities of staff in privately funded positions must be consistent with the development and reputation of QUT and the relevant school and faculty. The position must be in an area in which QUT either has already established or intends to establish a reputation.

The creation of privately funded academic positions is negotiated through the Advancement Office. There are specific requirements for committing and administering funds for this purpose (see G/2.1 ).

Sponsored appointments are normally advertised and filled in accordance with QUT policy on recruitment and selection. However, when funding for a sponsored position is dependent upon the appointment of a nominated person, the matter shall be referred to the Vice-Chancellor and President or where appropriate the Provost for approval to proceed. Upon such approval, the appropriate selection panel shall be constituted to determine whether the nominee meets the selection criteria for appointment and to make a recommendation on appointment to the Vice-Chancellor and President or where appropriate the Provost.

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3.3.2 Naming of positions

The University will consider the naming of a "Chair" position in recognition of an organisation which is a benefactor when that organisation normally provides 100% of the salary cost of a Level E position, but less may be considered in exceptional circumstances. The position would be known as the < sponsor's name > Chair in < academic / research area > .

The University will consider the naming of other positions in recognition of an organisation which is a benefactor when that organisation normally provides 100% of the salary cost of a position, but less may be considered in exceptional circumstances. The position would be known as the < sponsor's name > < position title > in < academic / research area > .

The University will consider the naming of an academic or research only position in recognition of an organisation which is a benefactor when that organisation contributes less than 100% of cost, usually no less than 40%. The position would be known as the < position title > in < academic / research area > sponsored by < sponsor's name > .

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3.3.3 Conditions of employment

An appointee to a sponsored position is employed under such conditions as pertain to the particular mode and level of the appointment.

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3.3.4 Reporting

The Provost reports to the Vice-Chancellor and President as required.

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Related Documents

MOPP Appendix 3 Schedule of Authorities and Delegations

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Modification History

Date

Sections

Source

Details

01.03.06

All

Council

Revised policy

12.09.05

All

Secretariat

Editorial amendments in accordance with MOPP Appendix 3 Schedule of Authorities and Delegations (approved by Council 07.04.04 and Vice-Chancellor 23.04.04)

10.05.01

B/3.3.3

Development Office

Updated to delete reference to QUT Foundation

31.01.01

All

Human Resources Department

Updated

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