Special Situation and Postdoctoral Appointments
In general, the kind of appointment (Title) flows from the rationale for the appointment. No one may come on a tourist visa. No one may work without compensation. Faculty members are responsible for knowing who is working in research facilities under their control, and for assuring that ALL of those individuals have signed an appropriate intellectual property agreement with the University of Chicago. Failure to have such agreements in place compromises our ability to comply with the terms and conditions of sponsored projects and to meet federal and sponsor requirements related to the handling of inventions. In addition, the use of University facilities for commercial or other non-University proprietary purposes could jeopardize the university's nonprofit status and our commitment to openness in research. For more information on this matter, please see the attached Special Situation and Postdoctoral Appointments document.