How to Determine Term of Appointment

How to Select a Term of Appointment

  • If submitting for endorsement by the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee during the months of October through March – select January 1st.

  • If submitting for endorsement at the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee during the months of April through September – select July 1st.

When Not to Select a Term of Appointment

  • When promoting to associate professor, associate clinical professor, professor and Clinical Professor – These ranks are assigned the term closest to the time they are endorsed by the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee.

  • When submitting the paperwork to appoint associate professors, associate clinical professors, professors and Clinical Professors – these appointments will be backdated to the same term assigned to their Senior Faculty appointment.

  • When appointing research assistants or teaching assistants – These are full-time titles, however they do not carry a term of appointment and are coterminous with the length of employment. The date of hire should be used as the effective date of appointment.

  • Part-time faculty status does not carry a term of appointment. The date of hire should be used as the effective date of appointment.