2.15.6 Changes in Tenure-earning Status
Individuals appointed to faculty positions at UAB may be appointed to the tenure-earning faculty only once during a period of continuous employment at UAB. That is, with appropriate approval, (a) individuals initially appointed to the tenure-earning faculty may later be appointed to the non-tenure-earning faculty, but they may not subsequently return to the tenure-earning faculty during a period of continuous employment; or (b) individuals initially appointed to the non-tenure-earning faculty may later be appointed to the tenure-earning faculty position provided that the search under which he or she is selected is for a tenure-earning faculty position. When appropriate, these individuals could then return to the non-tenure-earning faculty. Appointment change from a tenure-earning to a non-tenure-earning faculty position requires notification of the faculty member whose status is to change and the approval of his/her chair, dean or library director, and Provost.