Academic Personnel

Affiliate Instructor


Appointment Details


  • Title: Affiliate Instructor
  • Service Period: 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: This title is not benefits eligible. Affiliate Instructor appointments are normally given to an individual who holds a primary appointment with an outside agency or non-academic unit at the University.
  • Length of Appointment: Annual
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Salary Requirements: May receive salary, limited to less┬áthan 50% for 6 months or more. If paid, must meet the University minimum.
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both
  • Promotable: Yes
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No

New Appointment Details


  • Educational/Experience Requirements: Determined at School/College level
  • Documentation Required:
    • Chair/Director’s letter, including faculty vote
    • Letters of recommendation (three preferred, one minimum)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Background Check documents, if applicable

Promotion Details


  • Promotion for an affiliate appointment is not required. When a unit wishes to recommend promotion, the instructions and deadline dates for promotion to Associate Professor should be followed.

Reappointment Details


  • Affiliate appointments are annual and must be considered for reappointment each year by the faculty of the unit. There are no limitations to the number of reappointments that can be made.
  • The documentation required to reappoint an Affiliate Instructor is a letter from the Chair/Director, with the Dean/Chancellor’s signed concurrence, including the term of the appointment, the faculty vote (votes for, against, abstaining, absent, and total number of eligible voters), reasons for the faculty decision, and the Chair/Director’s independent recommendation.

Termination Details


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • A faculty member has a professional obligation to give a written notice of resignation at the earliest possible opportunity (Faculty Code Section 24-56A).