Academic Ranks

Members of the bargaining unit hold appointments at one of the following ranks:

  • Lecturer
  • Associate Lecturer
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor

Academic ranks of Lecturer, Associate Lecturer, and Senior Lecturer are reserved for members of the bargaining unit who have not earned a terminal degree in their discipline, but whose professional experience and demonstrated performance warrant these ranks.  Ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor are reserved for those who have earned the terminal degree in their discipline and whose professional experience and demonstrated performance warrant these ranks.

  1. Reconsideration of Rank

    Bargaining unit members may request reconsideration of rank with each annual renewal of appointment if they believe they were hired at an inappropriate rank. 

  2. Promotion

    During AY 2011-12, NTT colleagues who have completed 6 consecutive years of employment and 2 successful Full performance Reviews may apply for promotion at the time of their second Full performance Review or with any scheduled performance review thereafter.  Guidelines for promotion files are detailed in the 2009 Collective Bargaining Agreement for Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Addendum D.  Promotion files must be submitted to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, by the second week of the spring semester in which the candidate is applying for promotion.