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

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I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the length of faculty appointments and includes guidelines for

      third term and session appointments.

II.   POLICY

      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,

      encompasses:

      -     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.

III.  REFERENCE

      Policy 02-06-03, Third Term/Session Appointments: Salary Administration