The appointment letter for limited term faculty explicitly at the time of employment that there is no official institutional commitment of continuing employment beyond the single term of the limited-term assignment. Such a limited term appointment can be made without a formal search and screening process but it requires administrative recommendation and approval at all levels between the position’s department and the President. A limited term appointment is typically made in circumstances where a new vacant position has been created or an existing position has been vacated unexpectedly and there is insufficient time to conduct a proper search for a “continuing” appointment before the instructional and/or administrative services from that filled position are needed by the University. However, departments must attempt to fill a continuing, budgeted full-time, tenure-track or non-tenure-track position with a permanent faculty member, as soon as possible. Regular faculty who are not hired through a competitive search will typically be given a “term” appointment for one academic or fiscal year and may be reappointed for one (1) additional year, not to exceed a total duration of two (2) years.