Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Terms of Employment
|Policy Name:||Continuing Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Terms of Employment|
|Responsible University Office:||Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs|
|Origination Date:||January 2000|
|Legacy Policy Number:||4-06|
- SCOPEThe following terms of employment apply to individuals holding primary appointments as full- time, continuing non-tenure track faculty. These policies do not apply to individuals holding temporary, part-time, secondary, contingency or adjunct appointments as non-tenure track faculty. These policies do not apply to faculty appointed to tenure-track positions. It is anticipated that in the future, the focus of appointments will be to hire “tenure-track” faculty.
- Individuals holding primary appointments as full-time, continuing non-tenure track faculty are hired through regular University procedures governing new position approval, recruitment and affirmative action.
- Temporary, full-time, non-tenure track faculty are appointed to one-year contracts, renewable for a maximum of two additional years.
- TERM AND CONTRACT RENEWAL
- Individuals appointed under Section 2.1 above will have a six-year probationary period comprised of three successive two-year appointments, subject to annual review and a recommendation for contract renewal by the chair/dean.
- In the sixth year, a full peer review will be conducted and on the basis of recommendations from the peer review and chair/dean, individuals will receive either a seventh terminal year appointment or a three-year contract subject to annual review. In the second year of the three-year contract, the chair/dean will recommend whether the individual will be afforded a contract of four years in length. Subject to satisfactory annual evaluations, during the last year of a four-year contract, a second full peer review will be conducted. Subject to the recommendation of the peer review and chair/dean, the individual will receive a five-year contract on a “rolling” basis, subject to an annual review. Contract renewal is subject to the notice provisions of the Handbook for Faculty (III-36-N, Nonrenewals).
- Individuals hired on full-time temporary appointments who are appointed subsequently as primary, full-time, continuing non-tenure track faculty will have their previous time of service counted in the computation of subsequent contract renewal periods. No individual will receive a three, four or five year “rolling” contract without a full peer review.
- In the event of programmatic and/or budgetary reductions, individuals serving on multiple year contracts will receive one full year’s notice in writing of contract termination (Handbook for Faculty, III-36-N, Nonrenewals).
- SABBATICALSFaculty appointed under Section 2.1 above are eligible for sabbaticals at the end of the sixth year of appointment, with renew and approval through regular University procedures.
- MERIT PAYMerit pay for non-tenure track faculty will be awarded on a basis consistent with the written workload agreement for such faculty. The annual evaluation of performance for purposes of merit pay will be consistent with the applicable department/college promotion and tenure criteria.
- PEER REVIEWSPeer reviews shall be consistent with the applicable department/college promotion and tenure criteria and consistent with the written workload agreement for each non-tenure track faculty member.
- CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SALARY ADJUSTMENTSSalary adjustments parallel to promotional increments are made upon contract renewal for three years at the end of the initial six-year probationary period and at the start of the first five-year “rolling” contract.
- SIDE LETTER OF AGREEMENTThe University and the AAUP understand that the salary adjustments set forth in Section 6 of the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Agreement will be implemented as follows:
- Individuals beginning a three-year contract at the end of the initial six-year probationary period will receive a salary adjustment parallel to the promotional increment for associate professors. The increment will be determined by the operative section of the collective bargaining agreement for any given year.
- Individuals beginning their first five-year “rolling” contract will receive a salary adjustment parallel to the promotional increment for full professors. The increment will be determined by the operative section of the collective bargaining agreement for any given year.
- Individuals holding primary appointments as full- time, continuing, non-tenure track faculty as defined in Section 2.1 will not be awarded promotional increments should there be a change in their academic rank.