4.2 Academic Staff: Research
4.2.A. Research Associate and Senior Research Scientist or Scholar
Academic Staff - Research consists of two ranks: Research Associate and Senior Research Scientist or Scholar. For policies and guidelines pertaining to Academic Staff — Research, see the Research Policy Handbook.
Individuals appointed to these ranks are not members of the Academic Council or the University Professoriate and are not normally eligible to act as principal investigators on sponsored research projects. As a general proposition, Academic Staff — Research positions are coterminous with externally sponsored support and programmatic need.
General guidelines for the employment of Research Associates and Senior Research Scientists or Scholars are periodically revised by the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research. Additional information can be found in the Research Policy Handbook and the University Faculty Handbook.