A recently obtained ATIPP reveals the salary and benefits of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Director of Centre for Innovation Teaching and Learning Gavan Watson at $172,000.
The CITL Director reports to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). The university’s Probationary Review Policy was waived for the appointment. Watson was also appointed as an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Education.
Watson gets a research grant of $20,000 per year.
The university agreed to cover Watson’s hotel accommodations upon his arrival in St. John’s during his search for a suitable place to live and a vehicle rental in St. John’s for a period of 4 weeks.
Additionally, the university agreed to cover 100 percent of Watson’s costs of moving household goods, furnishings, and vehicle. Familiarization/house hunting trips were also covered with two roundtrips for Watson and his spouse to St. John’s.
The university also agreed to cover costs of job search efforts for Watson’s spouse up to $3,000 from the local job and career transition firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette.
Watson is expected to submit an annual work plan describing goals, activities, and outcomes to the Provost at the start of each academic year.
Watson’s appointment was effective November 5th, 2018.
See employment contract below:
Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.