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Academic Classifications and their Definitions

Academic Staff may hold only one primary academic appointment at the University.

This primary academic appointment must be to one of the academic classifications officially designated by the University, as listed below, and is the prerogative of the Provost. No staff member shall hold an academic administrative or stipend position exclusive of a primary academic appointment.

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Primary Academic Appointments Tenure-Stream Tenure-Stream | Pre-Tenure-Track ||
Contract Academic Staff (CAS) Ranked | Unranked | Affiliation/Visiting ||
Other Other | Post-Retirement ||

Academic Administrative Appointments Senior Administrative Senior Admin | Deans ||
Academic Administrative Deanery | Departmental ||
  Usage of Acting vs Interim ||
  Other Admin ||

CLASSIFICATIONSTATUS/TYPESPEC SHEET LINK

TENURE-STREAM

    • Assistant Professor Ranked Click Here
    • Associate Professor Ranked Click Here
    • Professor Ranked Click Here
    • Assistant Librarian Ranked Click Here
    • Associate Librarian Ranked Click Here
    • Librarian Ranked Click Here

PRE-TENURE-TRACK

    • Assistant Professor (Special Category) Unranked Click Here

CONTRACT ACADEMIC STAFF - RANKED

    • Faculty Lecturer Ranked Click Here
    • Senior Faculty Lecturer Ranked Click Here
    • Assistant Professor Ranked Click Here
    • Associate Professor Ranked Click Here
    • Professor Ranked Click Here

CONTRACT ACADEMIC STAFF - UNRANKED

    • Academic Associate Unranked Click Here
    • Senior Academic Associate Unranked Click Here
    • Curator Unranked Click Here
    • Associate Curator Unranked Click Here

CONTRACT ACADEMIC STAFF - UNRANKED - AFFILIATION / VISITING

    • Adjunct Professor Affiliation Click Here
    • Professor of Practice Affiliation Click Here
    • Visiting Fellow Visiting Click Here
    • Visiting Professor Visiting Click Here
    • Visiting Scholar Visiting Click Here

OTHER

    • Academic Trainee Other Click Here
    • Associate Member Other Click Here
    • Affiliate Member Other Click Here
    • Course Lecturer Unranked Other (Unionized) Click Here
    • Instructor Unranked Other (Unionized) Click Here
    • NTT Librarian Staff Other Click Here
    • Research Assistant Unionized Click Here
    • Research Associate Unionized Click Here
    • Visiting Librarian Other Click Here

POST-RETIREMENT

    • Emeritus Librarian Emeritus Click Here
    • Emeritus Professor Emeritus Click Here
    • Post Retirement Appointments Retired Click Here

SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE

    • Senior Admin These are the prerogative of the Board of Governors Click To View Incumbents
    • Deans These are the prerogative of the Board of Governors Click To View Incumbents

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE

    • Associate Dean Administrative - Deanery Click Here
    • Assistant Dean Administrative - Deanery Click Here
    • Chair Administrative - Departmental Click Here
    • Associate Chair Administrative - Departmental Click Here
    • Director (Department-Equivalent) Administrative - Departmental Click Here
    • Associate Director Administrative - Departmental Click Here

Usage of "Acting" vs "Interim"

  • The designation “Acting” is to be used when a person is appointed to a position during the temporary absence of the incumbent.
  • The designation “Interim” is to be used when a person is appointed to a vacant position while a search is underway for a new incumbent.
    • Director (Other) Administrative - Other Admin Click Here
    • Curator Administrative - Other Admin Click Here
    • Associate Curator Administrative - Other Admin Click Here
    • Branch Head (Libraries) Administrative - Other Admin Click Here
    • Team Coordinator (Libraries) Administrative - Other Admin Click Here
    • Program Director Administrative - Other Admin Click Here
    • Medical Director Administrative - Other Admin Click Here