The Established Academic entry route is designed to facilitate the application and review process for individuals who have a level of professional competence above the minimum required of those applying under the post-secondary education plus experience entry routes. The review and assessment methodology is based on a defined career path and is based on the single standard, Body of Knowledge (BOK) to which all entry routes must adhere and be validated against.
This application route is available to professionals who:
- have a full-time academic position in a Computer Science (CS) department or in an Management Information Systems (MIS) department at a Canadian University or equivalent and are ranked at least Associate Professor, or are eligible to hold this rank; and
- are established in their field, both as a teacher and as a researcher, and will have contributed some service to their discipline and or profession.
The applicant must have:
- held a full-time faculty position(s) in a CS or MIS department (or equivalent) in a recognized Canadian University (or equivalent) for a minimum period of six (6) years.
- a Ph.D. in CS or MIS or in a closely related discipline, and accordingly will have written a Ph.D. thesis in an area corresponding to one of the areas in the BOK. Normally, this Ph.D. will have been obtained five (5) years before an application under this route may be made.
- taught undergraduate CS or MIS (or equivalent) courses for five (5) years minimum at a Canadian CS department or equivalent, in at least 3 areas in particular.
- taught Graduate level or senior (final year) undergraduate level CS or MIS or equivalent courses for two (2) years minimum at a Canadian CS department or equivalent.
- supervised to successful completion project or thesis work of at least two senior level undergraduate students (such as summer NSERC students, students undertaking final year capstone projects etc.) or the post-graduate thesis work of at least 2 graduate students, of whom at least one must have completed her/his Ph.D. or Masters degree.
- published at least four articles in refereed journals or refereed conferences
- obtained funding for her/his research project(s) from (a) sources outside her/his department.
- utilized their expertise in taking an active role in the administrative/service work of her/his department, university or profession.