Huron University College principal Stephen McClatchie will not seek a second term in the affiliated college's top job.

An email sent out today stated McClatchie will instead assume teaching and research responsibilities at Huron starting July 1, 2017. He will remain principal until his term expires on June 30, 2016, and then spend a year on research leave.

The announcement comes after members of Huron's faculty expressed concern about the reappointment process. The email did not elaborate on why McClatchie will not pursue a second term.

“As I complete my term, I will continue to work closely with the campus community to preserve, strengthen, and advance Huron University College’s core mission, through the objectives outlined in our strategic plan, Critically Engaged,” McClatchie said in the release.

McClatchie, who has been Huron's principal since July 2011, was previously provost at Mount Allison University. He has an academic background in music history and has taught courses at Western and the universities of Guelph and Regina.

“I wish Dr. McClatchie the very best as he completes his term as principal and returns to his academic pursuits at Huron,” Karen Wilkinson, chair of Huron's executive board, said.