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.
ROCS Posting 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.
- Faculty Posting Steps
- Faculty Application Workflow Guide
- Bulk Dispositions Workflow
- Applicant Reviewer Role
- Initiator/Authorizer 1 Role
- Search Commitee
SAS Appointment Process
An appointment letter will be generated via the NTT Appointment System. Once the request flows throughout each approval process, a letter will be generated via the DocuSign system. The employee will need to sign both the offer letter and Faculty Employment Agreement (UPF-5) via DouSign. The signed forms will be available for both the department and SAS HR via the DocuSign system.
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 for all new NTT appointments.
If this is considered a reappointment, the department can enter the Request for Reappointment in HCM by attaching the appropriate documents.
For SAS specific questions regarding NTT appointments , please contact:
For Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences: contact Tamara Pakela