Procedure: ‘In the Practice of’: Alternate academic employment titles
- In the Practice of appointments will be made at the academic levels listed below and will align with the following titles:
- Professor In the Practice of (Relevant Discipline) – Level E appointments
- Associate Professor In the Practice of (Relevant Discipline) – Level D appointments
- Senior Fellow or Senior Lecturer In the Practice of (Relevant Discipline) – Level C appointments
- ‘In the Practice of’ appointments will be fixed term and can be fulltime or part time.
Criteria for Appointment
- In order to be appointed to an ‘In the Practice’ of appointment, an individual must:
- Have an eminent and sustained record of peak level leadership, entrepreneurship and influence;
- Be widely recognised for their outstanding achievements in industry, business, profession(s) and/or government; and
- Demonstrate specialist expertise and a highly developed industry/business knowledge base that matches in breadth and depth, professorial expectations of the University
- ‘In the Practice of’ appointments are highly selective to ensure appointees bring distinctive knowledge and skills that would be unavailable to the institution.
- ‘In the Practice of’ titles are not mechanisms for promotion for existing University appointees, but are designed to facilitate the recruitment of new experts to the University.
Process for Appointment
- Appointing ‘In the Practice of’ positions must follow the University’s Appointments Policy and Procedure.
- Standard appointment application requirements apply and applications should also include the following:
- Written case for appointment (by Institute Director/Research School Director and/or College Dean) describing the proposed role and contribution to be made by the position prior to recruitment/selection processes being initiated. It is noted that a request may be made at the time of appointment.
- Position description for the appointment outlining clear accountabilities and indicators for success.
- General duties and responsibilities must be agreed upon in advance between the applicant and the relevant Institute Director/Research School Director and/or College Dean. Duties will typically include teaching and engagement tasks, but may also include involvement in research activities or some combination thereof.
- Standard position descriptions based on level of appointment will be utilised as part of the appointment process.
- The delegation for In the Practice of appointments is with the Vice Chancellor for Level E appointments and with the College Dean for Level C-D appointments.
Remuneration and Conditions
- ‘In the Practice of’ appointees are eligible for academic promotion, in accordance with the Academic Promotions Policy and Procedure.
- As all ‘In the Practice of’ appointments will have an equivalent academic level, base salary will be as per relevant ANU Enterprise Agreement salary rates for that academic level.
- ‘In the Practice of’ appointee’s employment conditions will be governed by the University's Enterprise Agreement and/or any additional conditions set out in the employment contract.
- ‘In the Practice of’ appointee’s will participate in the University’s performance and Development Process (PDP).
- Professional activity, teaching and contributions may differ from traditional academic activities, and should be assessed on the basis of professional/industry-specific competencies, intellectual contribution and the total value of the appointee’s engagement with the ANU and wider industry partners.
|Printable version (PDF)|
|Title||ANUP_6044988 'In the Practice Of': Alternate Academic Titles|
|Audience||Staff, Prospective Staff|
|Effective Date||18 Feb 2020|
|Next Review Date||31 Jan 2024|
|Responsible Officer:||Chief People Officer|
|Approved By:||Chief Operating Officer|
|Contact Area||Human Resources Division|
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