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Faculty Associates

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 PDF icon 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 PDF icon CLAS Authorization to RecruitPDF icon 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.

Postdoctoral Research Scholars

Postdoctoral scholars are individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree who are continuing with a full-time program of advanced academic preparation and research training under the guidance of a supervising faculty mentor. Postdoctoral appointments are by their nature temporary and may be funded through salaries, typically from a supervisor’s grant, training grant or fellowship stipends. Postdoctoral scholar appointments may be renewed annually on a fiscal year basis for up to four years, so long as the postdoctoral scholar is within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree. Any further extensions must be approved by the Office of the University Provost. Appointments may be terminated prior to the end of the contract year based on unsatisfactory performance or when funding is no longer available. For more information on postdoctoral research scholar appointments, see the Guidelines for Postdoctoral Scholars and the Conditions of Postdoctoral Scholar Service.

Units should seek approval from the dean's office to hire a postdoctoral scholar either through competitive search or via a waiver of recruitment.

  • If target hiring, unit should submit a PDF icon 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 Postdoctoral Research Scholar Offer Letter template for postdoc hires.
  • If conducting a competitive search, the unit should first obtain the dean's approval by sending over a PDF icon CLAS Authorization to RecruitPDF icon CLAS Search Plan, and a draft of the advertisement to your College director of fiscal and business operations lead. 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 Postdoctoral Research Scholar Offer Letter template for postdoc 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.

For information on renewing or non-renewing postdoctoral appointments, please visit the Additional Resources page.

 

Courtesy Affiliations

Courtesy affiliates: adjunct and non-adjunct

Adjunct faculty appointments are made in order to facilitate the adjunct faculty member’s professional association with the university for the benefit of the individual and the university in such roles as supervising clinical practice students, assisting with research efforts and occasionally teaching. Adjunct faculty appointments are unpaid and usually part-time positions for limited (not more than one-year) renewable terms. Units can request that an individual be granted adjunct status through which they would receive access to various ASU services including an ASU email account and library privileges.

To request adjunct status for a non-ASU employee, please submit a request via the provost's Academic Personnel system accessed via your My ASU page under Teaching & Student Support Tools > Academic Personnel > Adjunct Faculty Appointment. Information can also be found on the provost's website at Academic Personnel System.

Other non-paid affiliated titles may be granted to individuals who require a courtesy affiliation with ASU but who are not adjunct faculty. Such titles include visiting faculty, visiting scholars, visiting researchers and visiting students among others. Units can request that an individual be granted courtesy affiliate status through which they would receive access to various ASU services including an ASU email account and library privileges. To request courtesy affiliate status (non-adjunct) or to renew an existing courtesy affiliate status (non-adjunct), please follow the appropriate process below.

Steps for requesting a new courtesy affiliation ID (non-adjunct)

  1. As applicable, follow unit bylaws governing courtesy affiliate personnel.
  2. Download and complete the Courtesy Affiliation ID Request Form. Do not use this form for requesting adjunct status.
  3. Once approved by your academic unit chair/director, forward a scanned copy to the dean's administrative assistant of your division.
  4. The unit processes the request form in PeopleSoft according to the Courtesy Affiliate Process Guide.

Steps for renewing a new courtesy affiliation ID (non-adjunct)

  1. As applicable, follow unit bylaws governing courtesy affiliate personnel.
  2. Each spring, the college will request a list of existing courtesy affiliate personnel units wish to renew. This process will not include renewal of adjunct status.
  3. If the divisional dean approves, the unit is notified to proceed with renewal.
  4. Unit processes the renewal in PeopleSoft according to the Courtesy Affiliate Process Guide.