Academic Personnel

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Appointment Details


  • Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Limitations on Appointment: Must hold a primary appointment as an Assistant Professor in another unit at the University.
  • Length of Appointment: Annual
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Promotable: No

New Appointment Details


Documentation Required:

  • Chair/Director’s letter, including faculty vote
  • Chair/Director’s letter from the faculty member’s home unit approving the adjunct appointment
  • Letters of recommendation (three preferred, one minimum)

Promotion Details


  • If promoted in the primary unit, the unit of the adjunct appointment must consider a corresponding promotion or the appointment is ended.

Reappointment Details


  • Adjunct 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.
  • Documentation required is a single PDF including correspondence from the chair/director to the faculty member indicating the reappointment decision including faculty member’s name, title, and term of the appointment as well as the faculty member’s acceptance of the reappointment.

Termination Details


  • A faculty member has a professional obligation to give a written notice of resignation at the earliest possible opportunity (Faculty Code Section 24-56A).
  • Adjunct appointments end at the time of termination.