Non-salaried faculty appointments at the University of Vermont include adjunct appointments, secondary appointments, research affiliate appointments, and visiting scholar appointments.

The following will provide you with the definitions of these appointment types, non-salaried faculty appointment request information, and information about the annual renewal process.

Definitions of Non-Salaried Appointment Types (PDF)

Initial Appointment Process

Non-salaried appointments are valuable tools that represent a real cost, and potential liability, to the University. They should be extended only when there is a valid academic purpose and need for the appointment. The appointment should be of benefit both to the University and the individual to whom it may be extended.

Non-salaried appointments requests are to be approved by the Provost's Office and they require a formal appointment letter. They do not require processing through PeopleAdmin.

Non-salaried appointments involve a consultative process, including the faculty in the appointing department or unit. Relevant faculty appointment requests forms and a link to the relevant appointment letters are below.

Annual Renewal Process

Non-salaried faculty appointments are typically extended on an annual basis. Academic departments should review all of their active non-salaried appointments each spring, and take the appropriate action to either terminate appointments if they are no longer necessary, or renew appointments for another year.

To renew a non-salaried appointment, the department should forward a copy of the renewal memo to Faculty Services. A Personnel Action Form (PAF) is not necessary if there are no changes to the appointment.

A sample renewal memo can be found in the Reappointment Letter Templates.

Once the appointment is non-renewed or terminated, the department or unit should submit a PA for termination of the appointment.

Last Updated 11-08-2022