Appointment Details

  • Title: Lecturer Full-Time – Temporary (formerly Lecturer Full-time)
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: Lecturer is an instructional title that may be conferred on persons who have special instructional roles (Faculty Code Section 24-34 B).
  • Length of Appointment: Annual appointment only. New appointments to this job title are intended to address short-term instructional needs and unanticipated, short-notice instructional needs. Per the Provost’s Guidelines for the Appointment of Full-Time and Part-Time Lecturers, individuals are limited to annual appointments for up to 3 consecutive years.
  • Eligible for tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: Yes (Faculty Code Section 21-32 A)
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-time/Part-time: Full-time
  • Promotable Title: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No
  • Education requirements are determined at the local level.
  • A faculty vote is required for appointment (Faculty Code Section 24-52 C).

New Appointment Details

Documentation Required:


  • Offer letter (separate PDF)


  • Chair/director’s letter to dean/chancellor recommending appointment including:
    • Faculty vote
    • Rank and title
    • Start date
    • Service period (either 9 or 12 months)*
    • Monthly rate of pay*
    • Appointment (FTE) percent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae


*Could appear in offer letter
Note: OAP is no longer collecting background checks.

Promotion Details

  • Not a promotable title

Reappointment Details

  • Renewable appointment (limited) – A faculty vote is required for reappointment (Faculty Code Section 24-53 A).
  • The reappointment decision must be made at least six months (or in the case of an initial annual appointment, three months) before the appointment expiration date. Units must inform the faculty member in writing of the decision (Faculty Code Section 24-41 B).

Termination Details

  • Emeritus Eligibility: Generally not eligible, but limited exceptions may be approved by the provost.
  • 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 24-56 A).
  • The unit should attempt to obtain such a letter (see Faculty Code Section 24-56 B for additional guidance).
  • A letter accepting the resignation should be returned to the faculty member.