Types of reappointments

There are two types of reappointments:

  1. Three year reappointments of assistant professors and research assistant professors
  2. Annual reappointments of acting, clinical and affiliate faculty and teaching associates

Timeline for reappointment

Assistant professors/research assistant professors:

Initial appointment as an assistant professor or research assistant professor is for three years. Consideration for reappointment to a second three year term occurs in the spring of the second year of the appointment. The second appointment period for faculty whose appointments are less than 90% will be determined based on percent of appointment. See also: postponements.

Acting, clinical (paid and volunteer), affiliate faculty and teaching associates:

Initial appointments are for one year; reviews and reappointments occur on an annual basis in October with reappointment effective the following July.

Criteria for reappointment

Assistant professors/research assistant professors:

Reviewers will assess academic achievements and overall performance in teaching, research, patient care and administration. For research assistant professors, funding may also be a consideration for reappointment.

Acting, paid clinical faculty and teaching associates:

Recommendation for reappointment will be based upon performance/productivity and funding.

Affiliate and volunteer clinical faculty: 

Voting faculty will primarily consider contributions to the division and/or department.

Procedure for reappointments

Assistant professors/research assistant professors:

You will be reviewed during the division’s promotion, reappointments and merit meeting held in the spring of each year. Voting members of the division who are superior in rank will vote on whether to recommend renewal or termination of the appointment.

Acting, clinical and affiliate faculty and teaching associates:

You will be reviewed in October of each year. Voting faculty senior in rank will vote on whether to recommend renewal or termination of the appointment.

Conflicts of interest: Family and household members

Faculty personnel actions

Faculty members are not allowed to be present for discussion nor are they allowed to vote on any of the following personnel actions for family or household members:

  • Appointment
  • Promotion
  • Reappointment
  • Merit Review