Nomination/Direct Appointment Procedure

Nomination/Direct Appointment

The University is committed to an open and competitive selection process as the preferred approach to recruitment. Nevertheless, it is acknowledged that there are legitimate circumstances when a person may be nominated or directly appointed into a position without going through this process.
 
This Procedure provides those limited circumstances when a person can be nominated or directly appointed into a position (including by invitation), without going through the recruitment and selection process outlined in the University’s Recruitment and Selection Procedure.
 

Definitions

For the purposes of this Procedure, the following definitions apply:
 
 
Direct appointment is where a person is directly appointed to fixed term, convertible (tenure track) or continuing position without going through a recruitment and selection process under the Recruitment and Selection Procedure.  In order to directly appoint a person, the criteria and process set out in clause 4 must be met.
 
 
Nomination is where a person is appointed to a fixed term position without going through a recruitment and selection process under the Recruitment and Selection Procedure. In order to appoint a person by nomination, the criteria and process set out in clause set out in clause 3 must be met.
 
 
Strategic appointment is where a person is directly appointed to a position on the basis that the person is of exceptional calibre and has highly specialised skills or experience which align with the University’s strategic objectives.
 
 
Strategic Priorities Funding is where a business unit obtains special funding for a strategic appointment from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), either for a fixed number of years, or ongoing.