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III. THE STANDING FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

J. SECONDARY APPOINTMENTS

    The Chair, in consultation with the department or graduate group, may propose a secondary appointment for members of the Standing Faculty belonging to other departments or schools of the University. The Chair's letter to the Dean should state the length of the secondary appointment (usually three years, but renewable) and whether the appointment is with or without voting rights in the department. Secondary appointments for untenured faculty members may not exceed the term of their primary appointments. The Chair of the faculty member's home department should be consulted and approve of the secondary appointment.

  1. Secondary Appointments and Reappointments Without Voting Rights

    Secondary appointments without voting rights do not require the approval of the Provost's Staff Conference. The documentation for an initial secondary appointment should include:

    1. Chair's Letter

      The Chair's letter should indicate how the secondary appointment would benefit the programs of the department. The letter should also indicate the faculty vote on the appointment.

    2. Letter of Consent from Chair of the Home Department

    3. Curriculum Vitae of the Candidate

    4. Supporting Letters (at least two) from University Faculty.

    Recommendations for renewal of secondary appointments without voting rights need include only a Chair's letter from the secondary department (including the faculty vote) and a note from the Chair of the home department agreeing to the renewal of the appointment.

  2. Secondary Appointments and Reappointments With Voting Rights (SAS Form 99-24)

    An initial secondary appointment with voting rights must be approved by the Provost's Staff Conference. The documentation should include all of the materials listed above. In addition, if the nominee is not a member of the Standing Faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences, at least three external letters should be included.

    Renewals of secondary appointments with voting rights require the approval of the Provost's Staff Conference. Recommendations for renewal need include only a Chair's letter from the secondary department (including the faculty vote), a note from the Chair of the home department agreeing to the renewal of the appointment, and curriculum vitae of the candidate.

 
 
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