We, the Governing Body of University College, Cork, under and by virtue of the powers in that behalf conferred on us by the said Act, Do by this present instrument under the Seal of University College, Cork, make the Statute contained in the Schedule hereof for the general government of the said College.
Given under the Common Seal of University College, Cork, this Third day of July, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-seven.
Present when the Common Seal of University College, Cork, was affixed:
Statutes I. to XXXIII. of University College Cork, shall be read and construed with the additions and modifications as hereunder set forth.
Chapter XIV. of Statute I. of University College, Cork, is hereby revoked.
On and after coming into operation of this Statute appointments to Professorships and Lectureships of the College shall be made in the following manner and subject to the following conditions:-
Upon the occurrence of a vacancy in any such office, the President or his Deputy or the Acting President as the case may be, shall call Meetings of the Academic Council and of the Governing Body respectively, the date fixed for the Meeting of the Academic Council being prior to that appointed for the Meeting of the Governing Body.
The Academic Council at its Meeting or at an adjournment thereof shall make a report to the Governing Body in reference to the Representations to be made to the Senate as to the filling of such vacancy.
The Governing Body shall at its Meeting consider such report, and if it be of opinion that the office should be extinguished, or that any variation should be made in the terms upon which the same is held, shall make the Statute necessary for that purpose. Notice of the making of such Statute and a copy of such Statute shall be forwarded to the Vice-Chancellor to be laid by him before the Senate.
If the Governing Body shall be of opinion that the office should not be extinguished, and that no variation should be made in the terms upon which such office has been held, notice of the vacancy and of the intention to appoint thereto shall be given by the Governing Body by advertisement in such newspapers as it shall direct, but subject to the requirements as set out herein.
If the Governing Body shall be of opinion that a variation in the terms upon which such office has been held should be made, and shall have made the Statute necessary for that purpose, and have laid the same before the Oireachtas, and have caused notice of the making of such Statute to be published in Iris Oifigiuil, notice of the vacancy and of the intention to appoint thereto, subject to the provisions of such Statute, shall be given by the Governing Body by advertisement in such newspapers as it shall direct, but subject to the requirements as set out herein.
No person, save as hereafter provided, shall be eligible as a candidate for any Professorship or Lectureship in any of the Departments named in the Schedule hereto unless he shall have previously furnished evidence of his capacity to carry out the duties of the office (for which he proposes to become a candidate) through the medium of the Irish Language by passing a qualifying examination in Irish as hereinafter provided.
A Board of Examiners consisting of the Professor of Irish Language and Literature, of an Extern Examiner appointed by the Governing Body and of an Extern Examiner appointed by the Academic Council, shall test the competency of candidates for a Professorship or Lectureship in the Departments named in the Schedule hereto to discharge the duties thereof through the medium of the Irish Language.
The Board of Examiners shall conduct the qualifying examination in accordance with rules to be made by the Governing Body on the recommendation of the Academic Council.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary when in pursuance of instructions from the Governing Body he inserts the advertisement referred to in (4) or (5) hereof giving notice of intention to appoint to Professorships or Lectureships in the Departments named in the Schedule hereto, to give notice in such advertisement:-
(i) That in accordance with this Statute persons desiring to be recognised as candidates for such appointments must have previously furnished evidence of their capacity to carry out the duties of the office for which they desire to be eligible as candidates by passing a qualifying examination in Irish.
(ii) That they shall be required to present themselves for the
prescribed examination and for this purpose must apply for admission to the
He must also inform applicants of the date appointed for the said examination,
And forward a copy of this Statute to each person who applies for admission to the examination.
The Board shall report to the President or his Deputy or the Acting President as the case may be which of the applicants, if any, they deem to have passed the qualifying examination, and thereupon he shall instruct the Secretary to invite the successful applicants to submit applications for the Office to which they wish to be appointed, and he shall fix the latest date for the receipt of such applications.
No other evidence of proficiency in Irish shall be required from any candidate or taken into consideration in appointing to any Professorship or Lectureship, except that contained in the Report referred to in Section 10; and all regulations or resolutions heretofore in force respecting a qualification in Irish for Professorships or Lectureships in the College are hereby rescinded.
The Faculty or Faculties concerned, the Academic Council and the Governing Body as participants in the process of appointment, shall conclusively accept said finding of the Board on the Irish Language qualification, and shall not question or review same but shall be absolutely bound thereby.
Any person holding a Teaching Office at the date of this Statute in any departments named in the Schedule hereto shall be eligible to be recognised as a candidate for an office of higher status in that department without being required to pass a qualifying examination in Irish.
Persons who hold a Teaching Office in any Department of the College during the present Session and whose appointment may be subject to renewal shall not be required at any future date to pass a qualifying examination in Irish. In such cases of renewal Sections 6 to 12 inclusive shall not apply.
Sections 6 to 12 shall only apply to the appointment of Professors and Lecturers in the Departments mentioned in the Schedule attached hereto.
Upon the expiration of time for receipt of applications referred to in Sections 10 and 18, the Secretary shall forward the applications received by him to the President of the College or his Deputy, or to the Acting President, as the case may be, and he shall also mention a day which shall have been fixed by the Chancellor and notified to him by the Registrar of the University, before which it will be necessary for the Governing Body to forward to the Registrar of the University its Report and Recommendations in reference to the appointment, to be laid before the Senate.
Upon the receipt of applications of Candidates for the vacant Office from the Secretary, the President or his Deputy or the Acting President as the case may be, shall call a meeting of the Governing Body and shall communicate with the Academic Council and obtain from it a Report in reference to all the Candidates who have sent in applications, and he shall submit the same to the Meeting of the Governing Body.
If, however, the Academic Council decides, and so reports to the Governing Body, that it is desirable, in view of the academic qualifications required for such Professorship or Lectureship in any of the Departments mentioned in the Schedule hereto, to allow the candidature of others than those who have been successful at the qualifying examination prescribed in Sections 7 to 12 hereof or who have applied under Section 13 hereof, the Governing Body shall instruct the Secretary to insert another advertisement as if the Office was not included in the Schedule hereto, and the requirements of this Statute in regard to the Language qualifications shall not apply to candidates who apply in accordance with the Advertisement.
The Governing Body shall fix the latest date for the receipt of such applications.
Whatever the number of Candidates may be, the Governing Body may, if it thinks fit, postpone until a future Meeting the selection of the names of Candidates to be submitted to the Senate, and may direct such steps to be taken to procure additional suitable candidates for the office as it shall think fit.
If the number of candidates be more than three the Governing Body shall be entitled to select the names of not less than three Candidates to be submitted to the Senate.
The selection of the three Candidates whose names are to be submitted to the Senate shall be made in the manner following:
(a) The selection shall be made, in the mode hereinafter prescribed, by the votes of the Members of the Governing Body, given by either open voting or by ballot, as the Meeting shall, before commencement of voting, determine.
(b) There shall be in the first instance a Preliminary Voting upon the names of all the Candidates at which each Member of the Governing Body shall have a vote for one Candidate only. The result of such Preliminary Voting, including the number of votes obtained by each Candidate shall be declared by the Chairman of the Meeting.
(c) After the result of each Preliminary Voting shall have been so declared, the names of the Candidates to be submitted to the Senate shall be selected by the Governing Body by a single voting upon the names of all the Candidates at which each Member of the Governing Body shall have a vote for one Candidate only.
(d) In case there shall be an equality of votes for two or more Candidates, whereby there shall not be three Candidates who shall have obtained a greater number of votes than any other Candidate, the Governing Body may submit to the Senate the name or names of the Candidate or Candidates who shall have obtained the greatest number of votes, together with:-
(i) the names of Candidates having such equality of votes; or
(ii) such number of names selected by further voting from among the names of the Candidates having such equality of votes, as will together with the the name or names of the Candidate or Candidates who shall have obtained any greater number of votes amount to three.
(e) The Governing Body in submitting the names of Candidates may, if it so desires, place them in the order of preference, and may make such Representations as to the qualifications and merits of the Candidates whose names are so submitted, as it may deem fit.
(f) If the number of Candidates be not more than three, the Governing Body may send forward to the Senate the name or names of such Candidate or Candidates, and in case there shall be more than one, may place the names in order of preference, and may make such Representations as to the qualifications and merits of any Candidate whose name is so sent forward, as it may deem fit.
(g) The Secretary shall, as soon as the selection of the names of Candidates by the Governing Body shall have been made, send forward to the Registrar of the University the applications of the Candidates so selected, and also a Report embodying the result of such selection, together with such Representations as shall have been made by the Governing Body.
There shall be in the College (in the event of such a Lectureship being instituted within the College by the Senate of the National University of Ireland) in addition to the Lectureships mentioned in Statutes I. to XXXIII. of University College, Cork:
A Lectureship in Sociology.
The salary of the said Lectureship shall be £75 per annum.
The said Lectureship shall be a part-time Lectureship.
The said Lectureship shall be tenable for the same term and upon the same conditions, and the holder thereof shall be subject to the same duties and obligations as if the said Lectureship had been included in Statutes I. to XXXIII. of the College.
This Statute shall be construed with and as part of Statutes I. to XXXIII. of University College, Cork and may be cited as Statute XXXIV. of University College, Cork, or Stat. XXXIV. of Univ. Coll., Cork.
This Statute shall come into operation on the third day of July, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-Seven.
Present when the Common Seal of University College, Cork, was affixed.
This Statute shall apply to the following Departments:-
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