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 Professor of Practice
  • 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
  • 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.

New Appointment Details

  • Documentation Required:


    • Offer letter


    • 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
    • Copy of online job advertisement from the Chronicle of Higher Education or appropriate print journal


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

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