Criteria for Appointment, Evaluation, and Reappointment of Non-Tenure Stream Faculty

amended January 9, 2018

Lecturer I: A full-time faculty appointment outside the tenure stream whose primary responsibility is teaching, but whose duties may include activities such as student advising, supervision of graduate student teachers, program administration, and technical or artistic support. Initial appointment is for one year, and may be renewed for up to two additional years. In the third year, a Lecturer I may be recommended for subsequent renewals of three years. In the sixth year, a Lecturer I may be considered for promotion to Lecturer II. Evaluation and recommendation for contract renewals or promotion will be by a vote of the tenured and tenure stream faculty, and NTS faculty at the ranks of Lecturer II and Senior Lecturer.

Lecturer II: A full-time faculty appointment outside the tenure stream whose duties are the same as those of Lecturer I, but who has demonstrated consistent excellence as a teacher, and, if appropriate, as an advisor, or in other assigned service to a department. Appointments are for three years, and are renewable. Evaluation and recommendation for contract renewals will be by a vote of tenured and tenure stream faculty, and NTS faculty at the rank of Senior Lecturer. Recommendation for promotion to Lecturer II may be made by a vote of tenured and tenure stream faculty, and NTS faculty at the rank of Lecturer II and Senior Lecturer.

Senior Lecturer: A title reserved for persons of considerable professional attainment, of eminence, or with recognized expertise in their fields of scholarship or in the creative arts. Renewable appointments are for five years. Evaluation and recommendation for contract renewals will be by a vote of tenured and tenure stream faculty. Promotion from Lecturer I or II to Senior Lecturer requires a terminal degree in discipline for all Lecturers hired full-time after 9/01/2016. Recommendation for promotion to Lecturer II may be made by a vote of tenured and tenure stream faculty, and NTS faculty at the rank of Senior Lecturer.