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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, Adjunct Professor


The appointee shall be associated with the faculty of a department or non-departmentalized school or college, but shall not be essential to the development of that unit's program. The titles do not carry tenure. The appointee may be paid or unpaid. The appointee may be employed outside the University, but shall not hold another paid appointment at the University of Maryland at College Park. The appointee shall have such expertise in his or her discipline and be so well regarded that his or her appointment will have the endorsement of the majority of the members of the professorial faculty of the academic unit. 

Any academic unit may recommend to the administration persons of these ranks; normally, the number of adjunct appointments shall comprise no more than a small percentage of the faculty in an academic unit. 

Hiring Procedures

The faculty member and academic administrators should complete the appropriate Appointment Agreement, created with the online Contracts tool. 

Appointment Term

Appointments to these ranks shall not extend beyond the end of the fiscal year during which the appointment becomes effective and may be renewed.