Mar 05, 2024  
Faculty Handbook 2023 - 2024 
    
Faculty Handbook 2023 - 2024

4.1.11 - Limited Term Faculty Appointment


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.