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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART III. HUMAN RESOURCES
DIVISION I EMPLOYMENT, GENERAL

(Revised to conform to State Board of Regents Merit System effective 1/1/72; amended 9/93; 10/94)
CHAPTER 10: FACULTY

10.1 Tenure and Non-Tenure Appointments
10.2 Criteria for Promotions
10.3 Assignment of Academic Rank
10.4 Qualifications for Specific Rank
10.5 Review and Promotion Procedures
10.6 Post-Tenure Effort Allocation
10.7 Review of Tenured Faculty Members
10.8 Part-Time Faculty Members
10.9 Clinical Track Policy
10.10 Research Track Policy
10.11 Fixed-Term Faculty Appointments
10.12 Exceptions to Employment Regulations

10.1 TENURE AND NON-TENURE APPOINTMENTS.
(Amended 9/93; 2/15/95; 2/01; 1/02; 4/05; 5/07; 9/08; Faculty Senate 10/18/11; 4/13)

10.2 CRITERIA FOR PROMOTIONS.
(President 10/85; amended 2/01)
The criteria for promotions include teaching, research, and other professional contributions. Since teaching and research are the central functions of the faculty, other professional contributions are considered subsidiary to these fundamental tasks. The length of service, whether long or short, does not constitute, of itself, a qualification for promotion nor the sole justification for the denial of same. It is also the policy of the University that promotions shall not be dependent upon offers of positions from other institutions. A candidate for promotion shall be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of III-10.5b. (See III-29.5d(4)(b), second paragraph.)

10.3 ASSIGNMENT OF ACADEMIC RANK.
Academic ranks of assistant professor, associate professor, and professor should be assigned only to those who are directly engaged in the teaching of courses approved for listing in the University Catalog or engaged in research which involves the teaching of graduate students.
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10.4 QUALIFICATIONS FOR SPECIFIC RANKS.
(Amended 6/99; 10/00; 7/01)

Each academic unit is expected to develop detailed tenure and promotion criteria consistent with the following qualifications. If the pattern and practice in some units deviates markedly from these norms, such units may seek approval of the Executive Vice President and Provost for alternate criteria.

10.5 REVIEW AND PROMOTION PROCEDURES.
(President 10/85; amended 2/01; 7/01; 5/07)

10.6 POST-TENURE EFFORT ALLOCATION.
(Board of Regents 5/22/97)

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10.7 REVIEW OF TENURED FACULTY MEMBERS.
(Faculty Senate 3/29/11; amended Faculty Council 8/11)

10.8 PART-TIME FACULTY MEMBERS.
(Regents 6/27-28/74)

10.9 CLINICAL TRACK POLICY.
(Regents enacted 2/15/95; amended 7/00; 1/02; 4/05; 9/13)

Preamble. Consistent with the University's need to retain the flexibility to adjust its programs to meet the changing needs of students and society, non-tenure track clinical faculty may be appointed and promoted as provided below. This policy sets parameters within which individual colleges can, but are not required to, develop policies and procedures that permit the hiring of clinical faculty. Operationally it is similar to the tenure policy, in that collegiate policy would amplify University policy and would be approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost.

10.10 RESEARCH TRACK POLICY.
(Regents enacted 6/12/08)

Preamble. Consistent with the University's need to retain the flexibility to adjust its programs to meet the changing needs of the modern research university, non-tenured research-track faculty may be appointed and promoted as provided below. This policy sets parameters within which individual colleges can develop policies and procedures that permit the hiring of research-track faculty. Operationally, collegiate policy would amplify this policy.

10.11 FIXED-TERM FACULTY APPOINTMENTS.
(President and Faculty Senate 4/13)

While the primary teaching responsibilities at The University of Iowa are fulfilled by tenure-track and tenured faculty, there are occasions when it is appropriate and necessary, in a limited context, to hire fixed-term faculty to teach courses and, in some cases, to participate in research and service. Fixed-term faculty appointments are made for a specific term length designated at the time of hire and subject to nonrenewal at the end of that term. Reappointment is possible for many fixed-term positions, subject to positive performance evaluations and educational need. Fixed-term faculty appointments include: 1) adjunct, 2) renewable term, and 3) visiting faculty. The percentage of time, length of appointment, assigned duties, and benefits eligibility vary (see III-9.6 Affirmative Action Employment Guidelines for hiring requirements and University Benefits for benefits eligibility guidelines). The requirements for the recruitment, hiring, and promotion of fixed-term faculty are detailed on the Office of the Provost's web site under Fixed-Term Appointments (http://provost.uiowa.edu/fixed-term-appointments).
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10.12 EXCEPTIONS TO EMPLOYMENT REGULATIONS.
Contracts of employment made by the University with the members of its instructional staff are subject to the following exceptions and general regulations:


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