Faculty positions are defined as positions assigned the principal responsibility of teaching, research, or public service activities or for administrative responsibility for functions directly related to the academic mission. Faculty employees are appointed by academic periods, usually twelve or nine months. Additional terms and conditions of employment may be specified.

Faculty appointments are handled through the Provost's office. Below are links to the most commonly referenced policies and guidelines.

See Important Information about Faculty Appointments for additional information.

See the Faculty Policies on the Provost Office web site for detailed information about:

  • Faculty Guideline for Extra Compensation
  • Leaves of Absence (personal, medical & sabbatical)
  • Salary Changes (out of cycle increases)
  • Summer Appointments
  • Tenure & Promotion

The university uses the following appointment modifiers which define the conditions of an employee's appointment. Such appointment modifiers apply to the appointment of a qualified employee unless otherwise stated and are subject to published guidelines and procedures of the university.  See Appointment Modifiers & Descriptions (FIND IT) for detailed definitions and information on each Faculty modifiers.