12.15 The principal criterion for appointment to positions at York University is academic and professional excellence as generally understood in University practice and as embodied in principles which form part of this Agreement. Where appropriate, advertisements shall include the rank at which it is expected the appointment will be made. Whenever possible, specific qualifications for any particular position for which applications are invited shall be clearly identified.
The Employer agrees that when negotiating conditions for externally funded Chaired Professorships and other such positions to which new and current faculty may be appointed, it will ensure that, so far as is practicable, the terms negotiated with the funding body shall conform to the provisions of Article 12 of this Agreement.
(YUFA Collective Agreement)