URP: III.12.b Ranks and Titles of University Faculty

 

Faculty members on a tenure track must be full-time and appointed to one of the standard ranks: Professor, Associate Professor, As­sistant Professor, or Instructor.  These appointments are made in accordance with the individual's qualifications and experience, but require appropriate credentials including the terminal degree from an accredited institution.  The terminal degree shall be consistent with the profession or discipline.

 

The rank of Instructor is a full-time appointment.  Although the time in rank of Instructor can be part of the probationary period, tenure will be granted only if the person meets all of the requirements for promotion and tenure.

 

Under appropriate circumstances where there are special needs in academic programs that require faculty experience for accreditation or other scholarly, artistic or research reasons, full-time faculty may be appointed in non-tenure track positions.  These appointments are made with the following titles: Senior Lecturer, Lecturer II, Lecturer I, Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, As­sistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Instructor, Research Pro­fessor, Associate Research Professor, Assistant Research Professor, Artist-in-Residence or Scholar-in-Residence.

 

In addition the University may employ part and full-time faculty on a temporary basis as non-tenure track appointments in Visiting roles.  These appointments are made with a title such as Visiting Assistant Professor.

 

All tenure-track appointments are expected to be full-time and salaried unless an exception is granted.  All other titles in the series may be full-time or part-time, salaried or non-salaried.

 

DESCRIPTIONS OF RANKS AND TITLES OF UNIVERSITY FACULTY

 

INSTRUCTOR (probationary appointment/tenure track)

  Tenure will not be granted while person holds this rank; ABD or

  lacks only defense or official conferring of appropriate degree

  Duties: Teaching; Research/Creative Activities; Service

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (probationary appointment/tenure track)

  Appropriate terminal degree in field

  Duties: Teaching; Research/Creative Activities; Service

 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (probationary appointment/tenure track)

  Appropriate terminal degree in field

  Duties: Teaching; Research/Creative Activities; Service

 

PROFESSOR (probationary appointment/tenure track)

  Appropriate terminal degree in field

  Duties: Teaching; Research/Creative Activities; Service

 

LECTURER I (does not earn tenure)

  Master's degree; occasionally only a baccalaureate degree in certain fields plus appropriate

  experience

  Duties: Teaching

 

LECTURER II (does not earn tenure)

  Master's degree and meritorious service in rank of Lecturer I for at least four years

  Duties: Teaching

 

SENIOR LECTURER (does not earn tenure)

  Master's degree and meritorious service in rank of Lecturer II

  for at least four years

  Duties: Teaching

 

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR (does not earn tenure)

  Normally a Master's degree; occasionally a baccalaureate degree

  plus appropriate experience; entry level appointment in fields

  such as Dental Hygiene, Nutrition, Nursing, Physical Therapy,

  Occupational Therapy, and other clinical areas

  Duties: Clinical/Laboratory Teaching

 

ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR (does not earn tenure)

  Master's degree and significant experience

  Duties: Clinical/Laboratory Teaching

 

ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR (does not earn tenure)

  Doctoral degree preferred and/or significant experience

  Duties: Clinical/Laboratory Teaching

 

CLINICAL PROFESSOR (does not earn tenure)

  Doctoral degree preferred and significant experience

  Duties: Clinical/Laboratory Teaching

 

ASSISTANT RESEARCH PROFESSOR (does not earn tenure)

  Doctoral degree; entry level appointment for a person whose

  principal assignment is research

  Duties: Research

 

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH PROFESSOR (does not earn tenure)

  Doctoral degree plus at least five to seven years' experience,

  principally in research

  Duties: Research

 

RESEARCH PROFESSOR (does not earn tenure)

  Doctoral degree plus at least eight to ten years' experience,

  principally in research

  Duties: Research

 

ADJUNCT FACULTY (does not earn tenure)

  Duties: Teaching

 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE (does not earn tenure)

  Special category with qualifications and duties described by the

  discipline when the position is requested

Details

Article ID: 39744
Created
Wed 9/27/17 12:03 PM
Modified
Fri 2/15/19 9:09 AM