Academic titles are assigned according to the mix of primary responsibilities at the forefront of the university’s core efforts in research, teaching, and extension or outreach (including library). The use of a title may require that an approved position be available.
The academic titles described below are primary titles and all appointments thereto are approved by action of the dean, the provost, or the Board of Trustees. Administrative titles, such as dean and provost, are not included and do not by themselves confer academic status. Additional titles are used in the Medical College.
|Professor (UF)||Senior Scholar and Senior Scientist (RTE)|
|Associate Professor (UF)||(Principal) Research Scientist (RTE)|
|Assistant Professor (UF)||…|
|University Professor and Professor-at-Large (UF)||Librarian and Archivist (RTE)|
|Research Professor Titles (RTE)||Instructor (RTE)|
|Professor of the Practice Titles (RTE)||Teaching Associate (RTE)|
|Clinical Professor Titles (RTE)||…|
|…||Visiting Fellow (RTE)|
|(Senior) Research Associate (RTE)||Visiting Critic (RTE)|
|(Senior) Extension Associate (RTE)||Visiting Scholar and Visiting Scientist (RTE)|
|(Senior) Lecturer (RTE)||…|
|…||Post-Doctoral Fellow and Post-Doctoral Associate|
Throughout the Handbook, an “academic titleholder” is individual who holds one of the above titles, possibly modified by “adjunct”, “visiting”, “acting”, “courtesy”, or “emeritus/a.
The table designates titles that define the University Faculty (UF) and titles that define the Research-Teaching-Extension (RTE) Faculty.