Faculty Appointments

 

Tenure-Track Positions

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Instructor
  • Professor

 

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Faculty Nomenclature

Adjunct with Rank

Persons appointed on a per course, per semester basis with salary. Persons hold academic rank but are not eligible for tenure, fringe benefits, sabbatical leaves, or election to the faculty seats in the Faculty Senate. This appointment is renewable.

Affiliate with Rank

Persons whose primary occupations are normally nonacademic and who contribute to the University's education, research, and/or service activities on a limited-time basis. They are either from a different college/school than the position location, or from outside the University. This appointment involves no compensation. Persons hold academic rank but are not eligible for tenure, fringe benefits, sabbatical leaves, or election to the faculty seats in the Faculty Senate. Appointment is one to three years; renewable.

Lecturer

Persons whose primary occupation is teaching and appointed for specific periods of one to three years, renewable for up to 7 years for 100% appointment.  Lecturers (88% or below) may be appointed for specific periods of one to three years, renewable.  A lecturer with an appointment at 75 percent time or more is eligible for fringe benefits.  Lecturers are not eligible for tenure, sabbatical leaves, or election to the faculty seats in the Faculty Senate. 

Senior Lecturer

Several years of teaching experience and appointed for specific periods of one to three year, renewable for up to 7 years for 100% appointment.  Senior lectures (88% or below) may be appointed for specific periods of one to three years, renewable.  A senior lecturer with an appointment at 75 percent time or more is eligible for fringe benefits. Senior lecturers are not eligible for tenure or sabbatical leaves or election to the faculty seats in the Faculty Senate.

Visiting with Rank

Persons who hold regular faculty appointments at other institutions and who contribute to the University’s educational or research activities on either a full-time or part-time basis. Appointments are for specific periods of time. Initial appointments are for a maximum of one year and are renewable not to exceed three years. Visiting faculty are not eligible for tenure, sabbatical leaves, or election to the faculty seats in the Faculty Senate.

Tenure Track Positions

Assistant Professor
An assistant professor shall have completed formal advanced study appropriate for his or her field and have had successful teaching or other relevant experience.

Associate Professor
An associate professor shall have completed formal advanced study, have had several years of successful teaching experience or other relevant experience, and have shown evidence of professional development and scholarly interest as reflected in research or other individual creative effort.

Instructor

An instructor is a faculty member who has not completed the appropriate terminal degree.

Professor
A professor shall have a background of successful teaching and research, marked by the perspective of maturity and experience, or some outstanding creative attribute recognizable in the academic world as a special asset to a university faculty.