I. POSITION VACANCIES WHICH REQUIRE SEARCH COMMITTEES
All salaried academic positions which are 50% FTE or greater must be posted, i.e., a public announcement of a search for qualified applicants must be made. The postings can be as simple as giving notice in the unit where the position is assigned or as demanding as a nationwide search. In most instances, a full search, employing advertisement(s) in national or regional newspapers and journals will be required. All documentation regarding the search should be kept on file for at least two years.
The following instructional and non-instructional positions are subject to the policies and procedures. A more complete discussion of the various categories of academic appointments can be found in the Indiana University Academic Handbook.
Tenured or Tenure Track (FT1-FT3) Full time tenured or tenured-probationary academic appointments in the ranks of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, and in several distinguished ranks. The rank of initial appointment is determined by such factors as teaching, research, other relevant experience, public service and degrees held.
Librarian (LT1-LT3) Full time librarians are appointed in ranks analogous to and modeled of faculty ranks. These are librarian, associate librarian, and assistant librarian. The status of librarians holding titles under this rank system is closely analogous to that of full time faculty. The rank of the initial appointment is determined by such factors as professional activities, experience, and degrees held.
Clinical positions with the rank of Professor through Lecturer (FC1-FC5) The prefix “clinical” is used for appointees holding the rank of lecturer through professor whose primary duties involve teaching students and residents, and providing professional service in the clinical setting.
Appointments at the rank of Lecturer, Trustee Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer (FL5-FLS) At the entry level, lecturers will have completed an appropriate advanced degree or have the appropriate credentials as determined by the hiring department. Lecturers may have organizational and oversight responsibility for the courses in which they teach. They will also perform service for the department or school. It is expected that the conversion of part-time lecturers or new hires at the rank of trustee lecturer and senior lecturer are individuals who will make a significant contribution to undergraduate retention through effective student learning. Promotion to senior lecturer is based on continued improvement in and demonstration of excellence in teaching, with at least satisfactory performance in service. Senior lecturers are expected to provide leadership in teaching and to contribute to course and curriculum development. They may oversee and provide mentoring for full and part-time non-tenure track faculty.
Academic Specialist (UAS) This classification was established for individuals who do not routinely offer courses for credit or act as principal investigators but who hold positions with responsibilities that require them to be accountable to an academic officer. The focus of such positions should be on duties that support the academic mission of the university. Examples of responsibilities are: academic advising; coordinators of curricula; coordinator of AI’s; editors of journals; curators, counselors and program coordinators.
Senior, Associate, Assistant Research Professor (RS1-RS3) These appointments, as is the case with scientist/scholar appointments, will advance through the established promotion process based on the research expectations already stipulated for other classifications, including the scientist/scholar classification. Advancement must be based on excellence in research; teaching will not be an expectation, and if persons holding titles as research professors wish to teach, they must also qualify for an appropriate part-time or adjunct position that is approved for teaching.
Research Associate (RSS) The title of research associate is limited to those research personnel who are not qualified for a research rank but whose positions call for full-time research under the supervision of a faculty member or a person holding a research rank.
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