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3.2 Description of Title Modifiers

Modifier

Applicability

Notes

Acting Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, CP, POP, RP Temporary terms, up to 1 year, renewable once
Adjunct Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor Only applies to tenure-track titles, renewable terms
Courtesy Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, CP, POP, RP, Instructor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer No salary or fringe benefits, renewable terms, no maximum
Visiting Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, CP, POP, RP, Instructor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer , Senior Scholar Senior Scientist  Temporary in nature, limited terms

CP = Clinical Professor/Associate Clinical Professor/Assistant Clinical Professor

POP = Professor of the Practice/Associate Professor of the Practice/Assistant Professor of the Practice

RP = Research Professor/Associate Research Professor/Assistant Research Professor

Appointment to an academic title should reflect proportionately the department’s usual spectrum of responsibilities and qualifications for that title. A title modified by “adjunct,” “visiting” or “courtesy” may indicate a narrower focus of responsibilities, or usage may be consistent with traditions of the department or discipline.

Visiting fellow, visiting critic, visiting scholar and visiting scientist are approved academic titles. Descriptions are located in the Titles section of this manual.

In any particular appointment, only one modifier may be used with the academic title.

 

 

 

Last Updated: August 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm