Part-time Faculty (E-37A)
Original Implementation: September 19, 1984
Last Revision: January 25, 2011
A part-time faculty member is one who holds less than a full-time academic workload and is not in a tenure-track position.
Each academic unit shall establish criteria for the selection of part-time faculty members based on accreditation requirements.
Former tenured, full-time Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) faculty members appointed to part-time positions shall hold their previous academic rank except that the rank shall be conditioned by the designation Part-time (Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor). Part-time faculty members not previously holding full teaching employment shall also be designated as Part-time, with the appropriate professorial rank. Part-time faculty members may be appointed for no more than one academic year at a time.
The salary of part-time faculty members shall be negotiated with each appointment, subject to the approval of the college dean and the provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Part-time faculty members shall perform assigned duties and maintain office hours commensurate with the assignment. Part-time faculty may not serve on search, tenure, promotion and merit pay committees.
Cross Reference: None
Responsible for Implementation: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Contact for Revision: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Board Committee Assignment: Academic and Student Affairs