Faculty associates are persons qualified by training and experience to teach university-level courses. Faculty associates are typically appointed on a semester basis and are non-benefits eligible.
Units should seek approval from the dean's office to hire a faculty associate either through competitive search or via a waiver of recruitment.
- If target hiring, unit should submit a CLAS Waiver of Recruitment for approval to the appropriate College director of fiscal and business operations lead. Once approved, the appointment letter is drafted by the unit. Units should use the Faculty Associate Appointment Letter template for faculty associate hires.
- If conducting a competitive search, the unit should first obtain the dean's approval by sending over an CLAS Authorization to Recruit, CLAS Search Plan and a draft of the advertisement to your CLAS divisional business operations manager. Upon approval, the unit can conduct the search according to their internal standards/process. Once a preferred candidate is identified, the unit should email their respective College director of fiscal and business operations lead requesting the dean's approval to hire. Email requests should include the candidate's name, proposed title/rank, salary, funding source, start date and justification for hire. Once approved, the appointment letter is drafted by the unit. Units should use the Faculty Associate Appointment Letter template for faculty associate hires.
- As with all competitive searches, the unit is encouraged to implement a fair and equitable screening process such as that used during competitive tenure-track faculty searches. For more information on search practices and policies, please see ACD505-06, the Academic Search Handbook or contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
- Unit conducts a background screening (per ACD 126) and begins internal hiring process. Click here for policy and procedure.
For policies and processes governing labor certification and search process requirements affecting non-U.S. citizens, please visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion.