Faculty Handbook-2.5.1 Primary Faculty Appointments

Faculty Handbook-2.5.1 Primary Faculty Appointments

This section of the Faculty Handbook defines primary faculty appointments.
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2.5.1 Primary Faculty Appointments

The primary faculty appointment is usually in a department, or in its absence, a school, college, or UAB Libraries, through which a faculty member has a primary academic affiliation. It is through this unit that a tenured faculty member holds tenure in the University, and it is from the department chair of the primary unit that recommendations for appointment, promotion, tenure, termination, and other actions concerning a faculty member, including annual review, are initiated.

School-wide appointments, wherein the dean is directly responsible for the faculty member, may be made after such recommendations for appointment have been reviewed by a school’s faculty affairs committee and have been approved by the dean, the Provost, and President. In no circumstances will a primary appointment be made in centers, divisions, laboratories, programs, or institutes.

A faculty member holding a full-time regular appointment at UAB and a concurrent appointment at another institution, whether paid or unpaid, may represent a conflict of commitment, see Section 3.11.1.