UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 02-02-12
CAGEGORY: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
SECTION: Faculty Appointment and Tenure
SUBJECT: Length of Appointments
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 18, 2014 Revised
This policy establishes the length of faculty appointments and includes guidelines for
third term and session appointments.
LENGTH OF APPOINTMENTS
Full-time faculty appointments are made for periods each year of either:
- 12 months
- Two terms
- Nine months
- Ten months
The length of service of a faculty member appointed for two terms, nine, or ten months,
- The calendar period of the appointment.
- Whatever additional time is necessary before the start and after the end of the period,
for preparation, grade reporting, or other work related to that of the term itself.
THIRD TERM AND SESSION APPOINTMENTS
Faculty members with a two-term appointment may be asked to teach in the Summer Term
or sessions. Faculty with a two-term appointment must be reappointed to receive payment
during the summer.
In instances where a two-term appointee has administrative responsibilities during a third
term, some upward salary adjustment is made. See Policy 02-06-03, Third Term/Session
Appointments: Salary Administration.
Full-time faculty members on a two-term appointment who are involved in externally
funded, non-teaching duties, in the Summer Term may work three or four months, depending
on whether they have an eight or nine month appointment, and depending on the effort
necessary for the work.
Policy 02-06-03, Third Term/Session Appointments: Salary Administration