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.
- Request Form for Adjunct Faculty (MS Word)
- Request Form for Secondary Faculty (MS Word)
- Request Form for Research Affiliate (MS Word)
- Request Form for Visiting Scholar (MS Word)
- Processing a Visiting Scholar Appointment (PDF) (revised October 2019)
- Appointment Letter Templates
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 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.