Appointment Criteria: Must be appointed at a minimum of 50%. Appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor requires a demonstration of teaching and research ability and requires completion of professional training (Faculty Code Section 24-34A-1).
Duration of Appointment: Indefinite
Eligible for Tenure: No
Faculty appointed WOT do not hold tenure because all or part of his/her annual University-administered salary is derived from sources other than regularly appropriated state funds. Except for this distinction, WOT faculty members have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as tenure-track and tenured faculty members at those ranks. (Faculty Code Section 24-40B)
A faculty member has a professional obligation to give a written notice of resignation at the earliest possible opportunity. Normally such resignations should be given at least three months prior to the termination date, or within 15 days of notification of terms of a reappointment, whichever occurs later, and should ordinarily become effective at the end of an academic year (Faculty Code Section 24-56A).