Skip to main content

Faculty Specialist


The appointee shall hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and show potential for excellence in the administration and/or management of academic or research programs. Faculty Specialists are expected to engage in activities such as developing curriculum and/or innovative means for delivering curriculum, supervising the non-research activities of graduate or post-doctoral students, serving as grant writers or authors of other publications for an academic or research program, conducting specialized research duties or other such duties that would generate intellectual property to which the faculty member shall retain the rights. 

Hiring Procedures

If the appointment is actually a promotion to a higher rank within the title series (e.g. Assistant Research Scientist to Associate Research Scientist), the procedures outlined in the unit's Plan of Organization should be followed. This generally includes a vote of tenured and research faculty at higher ranks and often also calls for college-level approval.

The faculty member and academic administrators should complete the appropriate Appointment Agreement.

Appointment Term

Appointments to this rank are typically one to three years and are renewable.