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HUMAN RESOURCES

Guideline UL-HRG03 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR NON-TENURE TRACK FACULTY


Faculty holding positions on multi-year term appointments or fixed-term appointments have the following expectations:

  1. They may attend all Library faculty meetings held by LFO.

  2. They may be appointed to ad hoc committees or standing committees of the University Libraries except for Faculty Promotion and Tenure committees, in consultation with heads of their units.

  3. They are eligible for faculty development but should schedule such events in consultation with heads of their units so that the library is always covered for provision of services. 

  4. Annual evaluations will stress professional practice and service. The Libraries also value continuous efforts to remain current in librarianship through a variety of scholarly activities.


  5. Typically, multi-year contracts are used for continuing non-tenure track positions.  Fixed-term I and II positions are used for short-term appointments, temporary appointments, project-based, time-limited appointments, and part-time appointments.

Effective Date: October 9, 2000
Date Approved: October 9, 2000 (Dean's Library Council)

Revision History (and effective dates):

April 29, 2015 – Approved by LFO Council and Libraries' Administration
October 9, 2000 – New guideline

Last Review Date:  April 2015