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Posts and Tenure [5-2.00]

Under the provisions of our collective agreement, the College must post all
open teaching positions (except for short-term sick leave replacements)
so that anyone who wishes to be considered can apply. Replacement
positions for nonpermanent teachers are usually first posted in November
for the Winter semester and in May for the Fall semester.

In order to exercise a hiring priority that you have, you must apply within
the deadlines set out in each job posting
. If you do not apply, the job will
be given to the person with the next highest priority. Unlike Vanier or Dawson,
there is no General Offer of Services at John Abbott, so you must apply
for each position you wish to fill.

As of the Fall 2010 semester, you must apply using the College's On-Line Application System. You must first create a profile (internal candidates do
not have to put in all of the information on your CV) and apply for each job
you are interested in filling. You should get a receipt by e-mail after you create
your profile and for each application.

What is the difference between a charge and a post?

When you apply for a full charge, you are applying for a replacement
charge. You are replacing someone on leave or doing other activities
in the College. However, if a post is available, this means that the number
of funded teachers for a given discipline exceeds the number of permanent
teachers. The process to acquire tenure (or permanence) kicks in.

How do you become permanent?
There are four ways to acquire tenure "permanence":

  1. 1. At the beginning of the first contract in a teaching post in either of the
    two contract years following three consecutive years of full-time charge contracts;

  2. 2. At the beginning of the first contract in a teaching post after having accumulated five years of seniority;

  3. 3. At the beginning of the second consecutive contract in a teaching post
    after having accumulated three years of seniority before the beginning
    of the first contract in a teaching post;

  4. 4. At the beginning of the third contract in a teaching post in either
    of the two contract years following two consecutive years of a teaching post contracts. With tenure, you acquire the right to job security if you are
    placed on availability (MED) and your full-time contract is renewed
    automatically from year to year.
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    Last update: January 28, 2011 [sb]