Adjunct Appointments

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Adjunct Appointments Policy

Intent

Adjunct appointments provide a mechanism for recognising in a formal way suitably qualified and experienced individuals who have a close association with, and make a significant contribution to, the academic activities of the University in a largely honorary capacity on an ongoing basis. This includes recent JCU research higher degree graduates who need access to JCU resources to publish their research.

Scope

This Policy applies to all Adjunct appointees including Professional/Clinical, Academic and Research Fellows.

Definitions

Nil

Policy

Introduction

Adjunct appointments recognise associations between individuals with particular expertise and the relevant College within the University.

The University has extensive links with professionals in a number of discipline areas who provide valuable input into the development and delivery of the professional programs offered by the University. This input ensures that the professional programs remain relevant to current professional practice and also enriches the learning experience of students by exposing them to practising professionals. This also contributes significantly to the growth of professional identity by the students and the development of professional networks.

This policy does not deal with conjoint or joint appointments as University policy has not yet been formulated to cover these arrangements.

1. Designations/Criteria

Recognising that appointees may be drawn from a variety of backgrounds, two categories of Adjunct appointment are available - academic and professional/clinical.

In the case of academic Adjunct appointments, the criteria for determining the designation shall be the Academic or Research Fellow Position Classification Standards as outlined in the Adjunct Appointments Procedure.

Academic Adjunct appointments will be identified as follows:

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer
  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Adjunct Research Fellow
  • Adjunct Research Associate
  • Adjunct Professorial Research Fellow
  • Adjunct Senior Principal Research Fellow
  • Adjunct Principal Research Fellow
  • Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

Professional/Clinical Adjunct appointments will be identified as follows:

  • Adjunct Professor (Professional)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor (Professional)
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer (Professional)
  • Adjunct Lecturer (Professional)

With respect to the designation of Adjunct Research Associate, the appointee must be a recent JCU Higher Degree by Research graduate who will continue to make a significant contribution to the research activities of the University.

The criteria for determining the classification for Adjunct appointments is outlined in the Adjunct Appointments Procedure.

2. Scope of Activities

Appointees will be expected to contribute on a significant, regular and ongoing basis to one or more of the following University activities:

  • Teaching;
  • Collaborative research;
  • Postgraduate supervision; and
  • Staff and student consultations.

The appointee will be responsible to the head of academic group for these activities.

3. Intellectual Property

Research and consulting activities carried out under the auspices of the University will generally be governed by the same rules that apply to full-time academic staff. Ownership of intellectual property will be negotiated on a case by case basis, with consideration given to the University's Intellectual Property Policy.

4. Access to Facilities

While appointment confers no obligation on the University to provide resources, appointees may be granted access to University and service facilities as deemed appropriate by the head of the relevant academic group.

5. Limitations

Adjunct appointees are not eligible to vote in any University election and shall not be members of any academic group unless a special resolution is approved by the particular Division on the recommendation of the appropriate Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Appointees who by virtue of their association with the University are successful in gaining research funding shall be required to direct such funds through the University.

Adjunct titles shall not be used outside of University related business viz appointees should not use a University title in their normal professional capacity but limit their usage to involvement in University activities.

6. Remuneration

While Adjunct appointments are largely honorary, remuneration at appropriate rates may be payable for part-time teaching or postgraduate supervision (subject to this being formalized through an appointment agreement or other appointment). Additionally, appointees may be appropriately remunerated from funds generated by research or consulting activities.

In the event of an Adjunct appointee gaining regular salaried employment with the University, the level of the Adjunct appointment shall not be a factor in determining either the salary or the level of the regular appointment and the Adjunct appointment will automatically come to an end.

Related policy instruments

Adjunct Appointment Procedure

Schedules/Appendices

none

Related documents and legislation

Administration

NOTE: Printed copies of this policy are uncontrolled, and currency can only be assured at the time of printing.

Approval Details

Policy Sponsor

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Services and Resources

Approval Authority

Human Resources Committee

Date for next Major Review

14/03/2020

Revision History

Approval date - the date the approval authority approved the establishment, minor or major amendment or disestablishment

Implementation Date - the date the policy was published in the Policy Library and is the date the policy takes effect

Version

Approval date

Implementation date

Details

Author

17-1

14/03/2017

23/05/2017

Major Review  (refer Human Resources Committee minutes (1/17) 14 March for details); Procedures separated to become: Adjunct Appointment Procedures.

Director, Human Resources

12-2

18/08/2015

19/08/2015

Policy sponsor and Approval authority amended in accordance with the approved Policy and Delegations Framework

Quality, Standards and Policy Office

12-1

29/05/2012

29/05/2012

Changes to broaden scope and include JCU research higher degree graduates.

 

11-1

  

Addition of Adjunct Research Associate

 

09-1

14/07/2009

15/07/2009

Changes to Section 7 and 8

 

08-1

27/05/2008

28/05/2008

  

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