Academic Personnel

Principal Lecturer

Appointment Details

  • Title: Principal Lecturer
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: Principal Lecturer is an instructional title that may be conferred on persons whose excellence in instruction is demonstrated by exemplary success in curricular design and implementation, student mentoring, and service and leadership to the department, school/college, University, and field (Faculty Code Section 24-34 B).
  • Length of Appointment: Must be on an annual or multiple year basis (1-5 years), at a minimum of 50% FTE.
  • Eligible for tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: Yes (Faculty Code Section 21-32 A)
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both
  • Promotable Title: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: N/A

New Appointment Details

  • Promotional title only, may not appoint initially to this title. This position promotes from Senior Lecturer, Full-time.

Promotion Details

  • Not a promotable title

Reappointment Details

  • Renewable appointment – A faculty vote is required for reappointment (Faculty Code Section 24-53 A).
  • The reappointment decision must be made no later than the last year of appointment. If the decision is made in the final year of the appointment, it must be completed six 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: Yes, see Principal Lecturer Emeritus
  • 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.