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Chapter 2
Faculty Appointments

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Procedures for Approval of Faculty Appointments

Some faculty appointments require final approval by the dean of the school, others by the provost, and still others by the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. The following procedures are in effect for approval of appointments.

Untenured Position of Instructor or Assistant Professor on the Tenure Track

Appointment is recommended by the department, approved by the dean of the school, and reported to the provost.

Untenured Position of Associate Professor or Professor on the Tenure Track

Appointment is recommended by the department and the dean of the school, approved by the provost, and reported to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Tenured Position of Associate Professor or Professor

Appointment is recommended by the department, the faculty Committee on Tenure and Promotion, the dean of the school, the provost, and the president and approved by the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Full-Time Position of Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor (Nontenure-Track)

Appointment to the full-time, nontenured position of research assistant professor, research associate professor, or research professor is recommended by the department and the dean of the school, approved by the provost, and reported to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Full- or Part-Time Position of Professor of the Practice (Nontenure-Track)

Appointment is recommended by the department and the dean of the school and approved by the provost.

Other Appointments

Appointments of full-time faculty with modified professorial ranks (other than the categories of research and practice), appointments to the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer, and appointments of part-time faculty at all ranks (other than professors of the practice) are recommended by the department and approved by the dean of the school.