Termination of Faculty
Termination for Budgetary Curtailment
If a Department or Center is forced to eliminate faculty positions for reasons of budgetary curtailment, terminations of non-tenured faculty will proceed in accordance with seniority within rank in inverse order of seniority. The services of non-tenured faculty members may also be terminated, in accordance with seniority within rank in inverse order of seniority, for reasons of budgetary curtailment of an institution-wide nature. However, for special educational reasons which are not discriminatory against a particular faculty member, the Dean with the concurrence of the Board of Trustees, may continue the services of a non-tenured faculty member whose position would otherwise be abolished and instead abolish the position of another non-tenured faculty member next most recently appointed to the Department or Center. Tenured faculty may only be terminated for cause; they may not be terminated for budgetary reasons.
Faculty appointments of individuals whose base salaries are paid entirely by an affiliated institution or practice are contingent upon the continuation of both their affiliate appointment and the institutional agreement between Icahn School of Medicine and that affiliate. In the event that either or both of these conditions are no longer in effect, the School faculty appointment will end co-terminously without notice, appeal rights or similar provisions otherwise afforded by the Faculty Handbook. The Dean may on occasion grant a waiver to appoint such an individual for a term that includes notification obligations and appeal rights; the waiver must be made in writing to the individual and the primary academic department.
Termination for Cause
Any full-time, part-time or voluntary faculty member, whether tenured or non-tenured, may be terminated for cause (see below, Faculty Disciplinary Tribunal).
Updated April 2012