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The University also makes academic appointments that are not Faculty appointments, and are for a specified or unspecified length of term.  Each of the following appointments shall be made for periods and upon terms consistent with the applicable administrative policies of the University, which are subject to change. No appointments under this section shall be eligible for or carry any implication of indefinite tenure. At the end of the term of appointment, employment by the University ceases unless the appointment is renewed, and the failure to give or receive a notice of termination shall not give rise to any contrary presumptions or implications either as to:

  1. promotion, or
  2. reappointment.  

These other appointments are as follows:

11.2.1. Clinical Appointments in the Division of the Biological Sciences. In the Pritzker School of Medicine, persons engaged in the educational programs of the School may be appointed to one of the following designated positions.  Appointments requiring clinical privileges which are made under section 11.2.1 shall terminate upon the loss of medical licensure or attending physician privileges, except when the appointee voluntarily relinquishes those privileges upon beginning a medical leave.  In such instance where the appointee voluntarily relinquishes attending physician privileges upon beginning a medical leave, the academic appointment shall terminate upon the expiration of the academic appointment or the cessation of medical disability insurance coverage, whichever occurs sooner.

11.2.1.1. Academic Clinical Appointments. Academic clinical appointments shall consist of appointments as Instructor of [Department], Assistant Professor of [Department], Associate Professor of [Department], and Professor of [Department].

11.2.1.2. Clinical Academic Appointments. Clinical academic appointments shall consist of appointments as Clinical Instructor of [Department], Clinical Assistant Professor of [Department], Clinical Associate Professor of [Department], and Clinical Professor of [Department].

11.2.1.3. Clinical Associate Appointments. Appointments may be made as Clinical Associate.

11.2.1.4. Appointments of members of the staff of an affiliated hospital to positions at the University of Chicago will be made in accordance with the University’s academic appointment standards and procedures. Such appointments require the agreement of the affiliated hospital and are subject to continuation of the affiliation agreement between the University of Chicago and the affiliated hospital. An appointment ceases upon the termination of the staff member’s appointment at the affiliated hospital or at the end of the term of the University appointment, whichever occurs first.

11.2.2. Professors from Practice and Clinical Appointments in the Law School. In the Law School, persons engaged in the educational and clinical law programs may be appointed to one of the following designated positions.

11.2.2.1. Clinical Instructors. Appointments as Clinical Instructor shall be made for terms of up to two years. Clinical Instructors shall ordinarily serve in this position for a maximum of four years.

11.2.2.2. Assistant Clinical Professors. Appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor shall be made for terms of up to three years. Assistant Clinical Professors shall ordinarily serve in this position for a maximum of six years.

11.2.2.3. Associate Clinical Professors. Appointments as Associate Clinical Professor shall be made for terms of up to three years. Associate Clinical Professors shall ordinarily serve in this position for a maximum of six years.

11.2.2.4. Clinical Professors. Appointments as Clinical Professor shall be made for terms of up to five years, which may be renewed with no limits on the number of terms.

11.2.2.5. Adjunct Professor from Practice. Part-time and visiting appointments as Adjunct Professor from Practice shall be made for terms of up to five years, which may be renewed with no limits on the number of terms.

11.2.2.6. Professor from Practice. Appointments as Professor from Practice shall be made for terms of up to five years, which may be renewed with no limits on the number of terms.

11.2.3. Clinical and Adjunct Appointments in the Booth School of Business. In the Booth School of Business, persons engaged in the educational programs of the School may be appointed to one of the following positions.

11.2.3.1. Adjunct Assistant Professor of [Area]. Appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor shall be made for terms of up to five years. These appointments may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms, though an adjunct assistant professor shall ordinarily serve in this position for no longer than six years. 

11.2.3.2. Adjunct Associate Professor of [Area]. Appointments as Adjunct Associate Professor shall be made for terms of up to five years. These appointments may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms, though an adjunct associate professor shall ordinarily serve in this position for no longer than six years. 

11.2.3.3. Adjunct Professor of [Area]. Appointments as Adjunct Professor shall be made for terms of up to five years. These appointments may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms. 

11.2.3.4. Clinical Assistant Professor of [Area]. Appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor shall be made for terms of up to five years. These appointments may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms, though a clinical assistant professor shall ordinarily serve in this position for no longer than six years. 

11.2.3.5. Clinical Associate Professor of [Area]. Appointments as Clinical Associate Professor shall be made for terms of up to five years. These appointments may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms, though a clinical associate professor shall ordinarily serve in this position for no longer than six years. 

11.2.3.6. Clinical Professor of [Area]. Appointments as Clinical Professor shall be made for terms of up to five years. These appointments may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms. 

11.2.4. Research Associates, and Lecturers.

11.2.4.1. Research Appointees are classified as follows: Research Associate and Senior Research Associate; Research Scientist; Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, and Research Professor.

11.2.4.2. Lecturers are classified as follows: Lecturer and Senior Lecturer.

11.2.5. Field Work Personnel. In the School of Social Service Administration appointments may be made to the following additional positions: Field Work Professor, Field Work Associate Professor, Field Work Assistant Professor, and Field Work Instructor. Additionally, in the School of Social Service Administration, appointments may be made to the positions of Senior Clinical Associate and Clinical Associate.

11.2.6. University Librarians. On the nomination of the Director of the Library, appointments may be made to the position: Librarian.

11.2.7. Professors of Practice in the Arts in the Division of the Humanities. In the Division of the Humanities and the College, persons whose responsibilities are for instruction and instruction-related activities in the performing and creative arts programs may be appointed to one of the following positions.

11.2.7.1. Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts. Appointments as Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts in the Division of the Humanities and in the College shall be made for terms of up to three years and may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms, though an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts shall ordinarily serve in this position for no longer than a total of six years.

11.2.7.2. Associate Professor of Practice in the Arts. Appointments as Associate Professor of Practice in the Arts in the Division of the Humanities and the College shall be made for terms of up to five years and may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms.

11.2.7.3. Professor of Practice in the Arts. Appointments as Professor of Practice in the Arts in the Division of the Humanities and the College shall be made for terms of up to five years and may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms.

11.2.8. Adjunct and Clinical Appointments in the Division of the Physical Sciences. In the Division of the Physical Sciences, persons whose responsibility is in the practice oriented master’s degree programs may be appointed to one of the following positions. All such appointments shall end either with the end of the practice oriented master’s degree program or with the end of the appointee’s affiliation with the program.  Clinical appointments shall end either with the end of the practice oriented master’s degree program or with the end of the appointee’s affiliation with the program.

11.2.8.1 Adjunct Instructor. Part-time appointments as Adjunct Instructor of [Area] shall be made for terms of up to two years, renewable up to a maximum of four years in the aggregate. 

11.2.8.2 Adjunct Assistant Professor. Part-time appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor of [Area] shall be made for terms of up to five years, which may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms, although an adjunct assistant professor shall ordinarily serve in this position for no longer than six years. 

11.2.8.3 Adjunct Associate Professor. Part-time appointments as Adjunct Associate Professor of [Area] shall be made for terms of up to five years, which may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms, although an adjunct associate professor shall ordinarily serve in this position for no longer than six years. 

11.2.8.4. Adjunct Professor. Part-time appointments as Adjunct Professor of [Area] shall be made for terms of up to five years, which may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms. 

11.2.8.5. Assistant Clinical Professor. Appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor of [Area] shall be made for terms of up to five years, which may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms. 

11.2.8.6. Associate Clinical Professor. Appointments as Associate Clinical Professor of [Area] shall be made for terms of up to five years, which may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms. 

11.2.8.7. Clinical Professor. Appointments as Clinical Professor of [Area] shall be made for terms of up to five years, which may be renewed with no limit on the number of terms. 

11.2.9. Clinical Appointments in the Division of the Social Sciences. In the Division of the Social Sciences, persons whose responsibility is in practice oriented master’s programs may be appointed to one of the following positions.

11.2.9.1. Assistant Clinical Professor. Appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor shall be made for terms of up to three years. In the last year of the term of the appointment, a faculty committee designated by the Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences shall review the record of each Assistant Clinical Professor and recommend to the Dean one of three dispositions: appointment for an additional term of up to three years as Assistant Clinical Professor, promotion to Associate Clinical Professor, or termination at the end of the last year of the term. The Assistant Clinical Professor shall be given notice of the decision not later than January 15. 

11.2.9.2. Associate Clinical Professor. Appointments as Associate Clinical Professor shall be made for terms of up to three years. In the last year of the term of appointment, a faculty committee designated by the Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences shall review the record of each Associate Clinical Professor and recommend to the Dean one of three dispositions: appointment for an additional term as Associate Clinical Professor, promotion to Clinical Professor, or termination at the end of the last year of the term. The Associate Clinical Professor shall be given notice of the decision not later than January 15. 

11.2.9.3. Clinical Professor. Appointments as Clinical Professor shall be made for terms of indefinite length, which may be terminated only after notice of termination has been given one year in advance of such termination. 

11.2.10.  Persons with appropriate academic qualifications may be appointed as Associates or as Visiting Scholars in Departments, Schools, or the College, or the Institute for Molecular Engineering.

 

To read this Statute in context, please see the University of Chicago's Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Statutes found here. Note that the Statutes do change, and the current edition (dated October 28, 2015) differs from older versions and will likely differ from versions yet to be approved.