The goal of this Campus is to provide excellence in teaching, research, and service to the University and its community. For the sake of consistency, standards, quality research and teaching, Faculty expect that the majority of full-time Faculty be TT and reduce the ratio of FTNTT faculty, part-time, and adjunct faculty.
Normally, an earned doctoral or terminal degree in the discipline is required for all Faculty appointments to a tenure-track position on the Campus. For non-tenure-track appointments, an earned doctoral degree or equivalent in a related field is preferred.
The Campus supports the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in recruiting and in making appointments to the faculty. Search committees are appointed by the Dean after consultation with FC, and faculty members in the specific area or discipline, along with administrators as appointed by the Dean, conduct the search for candidates. Search committees for the Dean and Assistant/Associate Dean may include a student member selected by the Committee Chair. However, as per the TT CBA guidelines, a majority of tenure-track Faculty members shall constitute any designated FC subcommittee on all academic matters; and so any full-time faculty search committee shall have a majority TT Faculty members.
Following the search, the search committee recommends to the Dean that two or three candidates be invited to campus for an interview. Each candidate who is invited to campus for an interview will present a seminar before the campus. The search committee provides a list of the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses to the Dean. Committee recommendations are advisory to the Dean who makes a recommendation to the Vice President of Systems Integration, and if his/ her recommendation is different from the committee’s recommendation, he/she should provide reasons. Should the Dean find it necessary to hire full-time faculty (TT and/or FTNTT), he or she shall notify the FC Chair. The FC Chair will inform the faculty and invite their participation.
Full Time Non-Tenure Track (FTNTT) appointments are made on a three-year term of annually renewable contracts. FTNTT faculty members are not entitled to any rights with regard to tenure.