Non-Tenure Track (NTT)

Appointments of Non-Tenure Track Faculty may be for a term ranging from one year to up to five years, except grant-funded faculty appointments may be for a term of six months to five years. As of July 1, 2015, an individual who has served in a full-time non-tenure track title for at least six years within an eight year period, if reappointed thereafter, shall receive appointments of not less than two years. This two year minimum appointment does not apply to grant-funded non-tenure track faculty. There is no limit to the number of non-tenure track faculty appointments an individual may receive, except for those faculty in a Lecturer title. 

All Non-Tenure Track Faculty shall receive renewable contracts, contingent upon successful reappointment, with the exception of faculty in the Lecturer title, who shall be offered non-renewable contracts. Reappointment is subject to a continuing need for the position, adequate funding for the position, and a positive formal evaluation. Rutgers Policy 60.5.12 sets out the notice requirements for faculty holding renewable appointments. Per Policy 60.5.12, faculty holding appointments of one year or more must be given notice of non-reappointment, or of intention not to recommend reappointment as follows: four months prior to the expiration of the first year of academic service; seven months prior to the expiration of the second year of academic service; not later than twelve months in advance of the termination of the appointment in all other cases. If notice is not timely given, the contract will automatically be extended for a six month period. NTT faculty in grant-funded positions may be released prior to the end of the term if grant funding ends or is reduced during the term of the appointment. Under such circumstances the notice and six month extension requirements are not applicable.

 

SAS Process

A ROCS posting will need to be created for the candidate to apply. Please see below for useful resources regarding the ROCS faculty posting. Once the Finalist is identified, this will also initiate the background check process. 

An appointment letter will be generated via the NTT Appointment System. Once the request flows throughout each approval process, a letter will be forwarded to the employee and copied to the department, which will serve as an attachment document in HCM. In addition to the offer letter, the Faculty Employment Agreement (UPF-5) needs to be signed. 

After completion of a successful background check and signed offer letter, the candidate should contact the SAS On-boarding Team to complete the necessary new hire paperwork. 

If this is considered a reappointment, the department can enter the Request for Reappointment in HCM by attaching the appropriate documents. 

Please send the signed offer letter and UPF-5 to the SAS Office of Human Resources via campus mail or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  in order to maintain a copy in the employee's Personnel file. 

For SAS specific questions regarding Post-Doctoral appointments , please contact:
For Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences: contact Tamara Pakela
For Division of Life Sciences, Math & Physical Sciences, and Centers: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Resources

Academic Appointments Manual
Academic Promotions for NTT Faculty in AAUP-AFT Negotiations Unit
Appointments, Reappointments, and/or Promotions of NTT

Memorandum of Agreement regarding NTT Faculty AAUP-AFT
Minimum Faculty Salary Schedule
NTT Faculty Justification Form
SAS NTT Appointments and Promotions Criteria (Research Positions, Teaching Positions & Professional Practice)

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