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Researcher titles include those in the following series: Professional Researcher, Project Scientist, and Specialist. The criteria that distinguish appointments in these series from others include:

  • No teaching responsibilities
  • Non-student appointments
  • Appointments may temporary and include an end date

Each of these series includes a different level of responsibility. The duties of a Professional Researcher will include independent research equivalent to that required for the Professor series. A Project Scientist will perform a research support role, making significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project. Individuals holding a position in the Specialist series are individuals with a technical specialization or specialized expertise.

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