Criteria for a Series Other than Professor
What is the Criteria for the Adjunct Professors Series?
Appointees in the Adjunct Professor series may engage predominantly in research with limited teaching or engage predominantly in teaching with limited research. In either case, service activities are required. Adjunct Professors may not be reappointed if they cease doing research or creative activity.
There is an eight-year limitation of service at the Assistant Adjunct Professor rank.
Appointees in the Adjunct Professor series are not members of the Academic Senate.
What is the criteria for appointment and advancement in the Professional Research (Research Scientist) series?
The titles in this series are: Assistant Research Scientist, Associate Research Scientist, and Research Scientist. Appointees do not have teaching responsibilities, but the research expectations and the criteria for performance in research are equivalent to those in the professorial series. Service is required at the rank of Associate and above. Advancement to the Associate level is mandatory within eight years at the Assistant level. According to APM 310-4, this series is not appropriate for those “whose duties are limited to making significant and creative contributions to a research project or to providing technical assistance to a research activity.” Such individuals belong in the Specialist or Project Scientist series, where they will be able to advance in their careers.
Appointees in the Research Scientist series are not members of the Academic Senate.
What is the criteria for the Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE) series?
The titles in this series are: Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE), Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), Senior Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Sr. LPSOE) and Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (Sr. LSOE). Appointees in this series are not required to demonstrate excellence in research or creative activity, but must demonstrate excellence in three areas related to education: 1) teaching of truly exceptional quality; 2) professional achievement and activity; and 3) University and public service. Appointees in this series must advance to LSOE within eight years.
Appointees in this series are members of the Academic Senate.
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