Table    Research Faculty at CIC Institutions

University

Research

Faculty track?

Title

Participation in faculty governance

Graduate Dissertation Committees

Dept/College

University

Membership

Chair

University of  Chicago

 

No, title only

(Senior) Research Associate (Instruc/Asst/ Assoc/ Professor); Senior/Res Scientist

 

Local option

 

No

 

No?

 

No?

University of Illinois (Chicago)

Yes, but not Prof. title

Research Assistant/Associate/Full

 

Yes

No

No

No

Indiana University

No

 

(Asst / Assoc  / Senior) Scholar / Scientist

Yes

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

University of  Michigan

 

Yes, two tracks, regular and Senior; but no Prof. title

Senior Assoc Research Scientist≡ Associate Professor

Senior Research Scientist≡ Full Professor

Distinguished Senior  Research Scientist ≡ Distinguished University Professor

 

Local option

 

Senior track only

 

 

Yes

 

No

Michigan State University.

Yes

Research Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Local option

No

Yes

With Graduate College permission

University of Minnesota

Yes

‘Contract faculty’ with titles of Research Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Local option

(no vote on tenure)

 

No

 

Yes

 

No

Northwestern University

No, title only

Assistant/Associate/Full Research

Professor  =  “fac-level” res. appt.

No

No

No?

No

Ohio State University

 

No

 

(Senior) Research Scientist

 

No

 

No

With Graduate College permission (rare)

With Graduate College permission (rare)

Penn State University

 

Yes

Research Associate≡ Asst  Prof

Senior Research Associate≡  Associate Professor

Senior Scientist≡ Full Professor

Local option

(no vote on tenure)

Local option

(no vote on tenure)

 

Local option

 

Local option

Purdue

No – but under consideration

 

 

 

 

 

University of Wisconsin

In title only –no formal track