Terms of Appointment
For detailed information governing terms of appointment, please refer to:
- Article XI in the Policies of the Board of Trustees (revised April 2023)
- Article 30 in the 2016-2022 NYS/UUP Agreement (.pdf)
- Qualified academic rank (QAR) titles (non-tenure-track)
Members of the Purchase College faculty are appointed by means of contractual letters prepared in the Office of Human Resources and signed by the president. The appointment letter must be signed and returned to Human Resources before the appointment is considered official.
Appointment letters for all faculty shall identify the academic rank and official State title; the type of appointment (temporary, term, or continuing); the duration of the appointment (if a term) or expected duration (if a temporary); the basic annual salary, if appropriate, or rate of compensation; and the effective date of appointment.
In addition, appointment letters for part-time faculty shall identify the benefits for which they are eligible (e.g., health, leave) and include the following information on required assignments, if applicable: teaching, advising and/or governance, and research and/or community service. (Article 30.3, 2016–2022 NYS/UUP Agreement)
The appointment letter specifies one of three appointment types: