4.2.2 Group Leaders

Definitions for Group Leaders are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”. The appointment to Group Leader is “Fixed-term”. Group Leader appointments, unless by exception such as childbirth or illness, or unless appointed as  “Continuing” described below, are limited to 3 years. Extension of appointment beyond 3 years is only possible under extraordinary circumstances and requires approval by the Dean of Faculty Affairs. In rare cases, Group Leaders with evidence of wide external and internal recognition of achievements in research may be appointed as “Continuing”. Continuing appointment must be approved by the Continuing Staff Appointment Committee. In addition, Group Leaders with Continuing appointments will be reviewed by the Continuing Staff Appointment Committee, no less than every five years for promotion and salary adjustments.

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