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Faculty Types

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Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty members teaching undergraduate-level courses hold either a doctoral or masters' degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline OR hold a masters' degree and has completed at least 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline.

Adjunct faculty members teaching graduate-level courses hold a terminal degree in teaching discipline (usually the doctorate) and has current certification for graduate instructions.

Administrative & Professional Faculty


Administrative faculty require the performance of work directly related to the management of the educational and general activities of the institution, department, or sub-division. Incumbents in these positions have a reporting relationship normally no lower than three levels below the president.


Professional faculty require advanced learning and experience acquired by prolonged formal instruction and/or specialized work experience. This category is normally limited to librarians, counselors, coaches, lawyers, and other professional positions serving education, research, athletic, student affairs and development functions.

Teaching & Research Faculty

Positions in this category have specific assignments that customarily require instruction, research, or public service as a principal activity. Examples include academic rank titles such as professor associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, or lecturer.