The Position Titles Schedule details preferred position titles to ensure consistency in the application of position titles across the University, and that the title accurately reflects the role.
This schedule details the position titles in accordance with the preferred practices of Macquarie University.Use of the preferred position titles will ensure consistency in the application of position titles across the University, and that the title accurately reflects the role.
POSITION TITLESA position title describes the nature and level of the position. When developing position titles:
Position titles are entered on the Human Resources Information System and on any documentation for the position, eg employment contract, email signature, business card, and staff directory pages.
It may be necessary for a position title to be amended at the time of advertising to attract the right candidate pool, in which case the Position Description must also be amended for consistency purposes.
For requests for a change to a position title complete the Position Classification Review Request Form and send to Human Resources.
For requests for new position titles outside of this schedule, contact Employee Relations.
ACADEMIC STAFF POSITIONSAcademic Title
For academic positions, assign one of the following titles to the position:
For research academic positions, Research Fellow is the title used for all academics (i.e. Academic Levels A to E). The title of Postdoctoral Research Fellow may also be used at the discretion of the Faculty.
The Vice-Chancellor or Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) may grant staff the title Professorial Fellow, for a period of time. Eligible staff will have demonstrated a high level of scholarship in a field and are expected to apply for professorship. Alternatively, the title may be applied where required for the staff member to represent the University at an appropriate level.
Professorial Research Fellow indicates that the position is primarily grant funded and is dependent on grant funding.There are also academic position titles associated with the research grant and examples include:
There are position titles that are associated with specific academic management positions. These position titles are in addition to the assigned academic title. These include:
PROFESSIONAL STAFF POSITIONSProfessional Title
The preferred terminology for professional positions throughout the University are:
The term “Senior” may be used at the beginning of a title for higher level positions (HEW Levels 8 – 9).
Generally, positions with the same title across the University will be the same classification level for equity and fairness. However, there may be instances where positions have the same or similar position titles and be at different classification levels. The classification level is determined at the time the position is evaluated according to the content of the position description not the position title.The University also allocates job specific position titles for consistency purposes, examples of these include:
There are position titles that are associated with specific professional management positions:
These titles are only used if the position is responsible for an Office/Unit or function and the management/supervision of people.Examples:
LIMITED POSITION TITLES
Titles for Honorary, Visiting and Clinical Academics, Emeritus, and Distinguished Professors are covered by separate policies and procedures.
|Contact Officer||Senior Employee Relations Officer, Human Resources|
|Date Approved||12 March 2012|
Vice-President People and Services
|Date of Commencement||12 March 2012|
17 March 2020 – Approval Authority updated to Vice-President People and Services in accordance with University Delegations of Authority.
6 August 2019 - Minor amendment: the Example of a Professional Staff Head of Office Director position updated.
13 June 2019 - Amendment to position title: ‘Director, Human Resources’ updated to ‘Vice-President, Human Resources’ with effect from 6 June 2019.
16 October 2018 - Minor amendment to position title for Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) – removing ‘and Registrar’ from title within Schedule.
8 December 2017 - Updated reference for Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Registrar.
25 May 2017 - updated Approval Authority from Manager, Employee Relations to Director, Human Resources
January 2013 - alignment with University Policy Framework
|Date for Next Review||March 2015|
|Keywords||Academic, Professional, Title|
|Policy Authorisation||Position Classification for Professional Staff Policy|
Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Policy
Academic Promotions Policy
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