Academic Personnel

Professor of Practice


Appointment Details


  • Title: Professor of Practice
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: Appointment to the title of Professor of Practice is made to a person who is a distinguished practitioner or distinguished academician, and who has had a major impact on a field important to the University’s teaching, research, and/or service mission (Faculty Code Section 24-34B-5)
  • Length of Appointment: One to five year terms, renewable indefinitely
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum for full professor
  • Full-time/Part-time: Faculty may be appointed to professorial ranks on less than full-time basis. The percentage of appointment must be clearly documented at the time of hire. Must be appointed at a minimum of 50%
  • Promotable: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: Yes

New Appointment Details


  • Educational Requirements: Determined at the local level (experience may qualify in place of degrees).  Credentials must be commensurate with teaching, research, and service responsibility of the appointment.
  • Documentation Required:
    • Chair/Director’s letter to Dean/Chancellor recommending appointment should include:
      • Faculty vote
      • Title
      • Start date
      • Service period
      • Salary
    • Offer letter
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Academic Human Resources Ad Approval Notice
    • Copy of job advertisement
    • Applicant Flow Confirmation Page
    • Visa documents, if applicable
    • Background check documents, if applicable

Promotion Details


Not a promotable title


Termination Details


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • 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)
  • The unit should attempt to obtain such a letter with a statement from the faculty member indicating the name and address of next employer