Under the provisions of our collective agreement, the College must post all open teaching positions (except for short-term sick leave replacements) so that anyone who wishes to be considered can apply. Replacement positions for nonpermanent teachers are usually first posted in November for the Winter semester and in May for the Fall semester.
In order to exercise a hiring priority that you have, you must apply within the deadlines set out in each job posting. If you do not apply, the job will be given to the person with the next highest priority. Unlike Vanier or Dawson, there is no General Offer of Services at John Abbott, so you must apply for each position you wish to fill.
As of the Fall 2010 semester, nonpermanent teachers must apply using the College’s On-Line Application System. You must apply for each job you are interested in filling. You should get a receipt by e-mail after you create your profile and for each application.
What is the difference between a charge and a post?
When you apply for a full charge, you are applying for a replacement charge. You are replacing someone on leave or doing other activities in the College. However, if a post is available, this means that the number of funded teachers for a given discipline exceeds the number of permanent teachers. The process to acquire tenure (or permanence) kicks in.
How do you become permanent?
There are four ways to acquire tenure “permanence”:
- At the beginning of the first contract in a teaching post in either of the
two contract years following three consecutive years of full-time charge contracts;
- At the beginning of the first contract in a teaching post after having accumulated five years of seniority;
- At the beginning of the second consecutive contract in a teaching post
after having accumulated three years of seniority before the beginning
of the first contract in a teaching post;
- At the beginning of the third contract in a teaching post in either
of the two contract years following two consecutive years of a teaching post contracts. With tenure, you acquire the right to job security if you are
placed on availability (MED) and your full-time contract is renewed
automatically from year to year.