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Gudelines for Appointments and Promotions

Appointment Terminology

The medical school has defined three (3) appointment tracks for faculty:

  • Tenure
  • None-Tenure
  • Qualified

Full-title faculty may be appointed on either the Tenure Track or the Non-Tenure Track. The titles for such faculty in either track are the same and can be found in the chart (Attachment B).

Tenure

Initial appointments on the Tenure Track must be at least three years. Reappointments may vary from two to five years. Faculty on the Tenure Track must be reviewed for tenure before completion of their tenth year. Ordinarily this review will take place during their ninth year. Granting of tenure will confer an appointment without term and with a guarantee of salary.


Non-Tenure

Appointments in the Non-Tenure Track are always term appointments that can vary from one to five years in length. Full-title faculty who have been at the institution for more than five but less than ten years should ordinarily have appointments of at least two years. Appointments for less than two years for such individuals must be accompanied by an explanatory letter. Full-title faculty who have been at the institution for more that ten years should ordinarily have appointments of at least three years. Appointments for less than three years for such individuals also must be accompanied by an explanatory letter.

Faculty on the Non-Tenure Track may be proposed for tenure without first being transferred to the Tenure Track. However, there is no requirement that faculty on the Non-Tenure Track be reviewed for tenure. Coterminous faculty on the Non-Tenure Track have term appointments that are further contingent on continued source of funding for their salaries. In order to be placed on coterminous status, at least 50% of salary must be from a source other than UMDNJ.

Qualified

The Qualified Title Track is reserved for volunteer and part-time faculty. Only under exceptional circumstances should full-time faculty be appointed in this track. Faculty with these appointments serve Aat will@ and have annually renewable terms. The titles for this track can be found on the chart (Attachment B).