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1. Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of these procedures is to outline the process for appointing, remunerating and supporting Associate Deans (Research).

2. Definitions, Terms, Acronyms

Authorised Officer – the officer authorised to exercise the relevant HR power or function in accordance with the HR Authorisation Schedule

3. Procedures Scope/Coverage

These procedures apply to incumbents in the position of Associate Dean (Research) within the University.

4. Procedures Statement

The role of the Associate Dean (Research) is key in the leadership of a faculty, with a focus on research. The process to be followed to appoint, remunerate and support Associate Deans (Research) is set out below.

5. Appointment of Associate Deans (Research)

An Associate Dean (Research) will be appointed for each Faculty.

The Authorised Officer will appoint Associate Deans (Research), after appropriate consultation with the relevant Executive Dean. Where appropriate, an Associate Dean (Research) can be appointed by direct advertisement.

Associate Deans (Research) are appointed for terms of three to five years. Normally, Associate Deans (Research) do not serve more than two consecutive five-year terms.

6. Remuneration of Associate Deans (Research)

The Associate Dean (Research) will be paid a salary loading determined by the Authorised Officer after consultation with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the relevant Executive Dean where required. The amount of loading will depend on the size, complexity and extent of the Faculty's activities and on the assessed performance of the Associate Dean.

7. Support for Associate Deans (Research)

7.1 Deputy Associate Dean (Research)

A Deputy Associate Dean (Research) will act for the Associate Dean (Research) in the Associate Dean’s absence. The power to act does not include decision-making powers of the Associate Dean (Research) under the University Rules except where a delegation is expressly provided under the Rules.

7.2 Acting Associate Dean (Research)

Where there is no Deputy Associate Dean (Research), an acting Associate Dean (Research) can be appointed during absences in accordance with the HR Authorisation Schedule.

Chief Human Resources Officer Dr Al Jury