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ABD ("All But Dissertation") Hire

The appointment letters for tenure-track faculty who are being hired, but have not completed all requirements for the Ph.D.will include the following paragraph.

    If you have not completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. by August 31, 20xx, your appointment will be at the rank of Instructor for one year at a salary of $(original salary less $1900). At such time within the initial contract year that you do complete all the requirements for the Ph.D., your appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor at an annual rate of $(original salary), effective with the date of completion. If you have not completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. you will be notified by March 1, 20xx whether your position as Instructor will be continued for an additional year.

Note: The Instructor salary is $1900 less than the negotiated Assistant Professor salary, and is tied to the promotional increase mandated by the UVM/UA bargaining agreement.

The department is responsible for determining the appropriate faculty status (Assistant Professor or Instructor) in August, and must make certain the information in PeopleSoft reflects the correct title and salary. Written documentation of degree completion must be provided by the granting institution.

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