The initial term of appointment for a lecturer shall be one year. Before the end of the lecturer’s first year, the department chairperson and the dean, after reviewing the evidence provided by the evaluation process and taking into consideration the department’s curriculum needs, shall determine whether the lecturer is to be (1) reappointed or (2) not reappointed. After a lecturer has been reappointed at least twice, the department chairperson and the dean, after consulting with the assembled senior faculty members in the department or school, shall determine whether the lecturer is to be given (1) a three-year contract or (2) a one-year contract. The department chairperson may subsequently reappoint a person as a lecturer on a one- or three-year contract indefinitely and without further consultation dependent upon the needs of the academic unit and the availability of the position.
A lecturer given a three-year contract may be considered at the completion of that contract for promotion to senior lecturer. This promotion is based on the department’s desire to recognize superior performance and service to the department and is awarded by the department chairperson and the dean, after consulting with the assembled senior faculty members in the department or school. Senior lecturers receive three-year contracts. Such a designation does not guarantee further reappointment.
* This policy does not apply to lecturers employed in Randall Library.
The policy became effective 1 August 2007.