Also known as Temporary Part-time (TPT) faculty, Adjuncts are locally recruited and hired to teach for less than full-time for a semester at a time. TPT's are paid by the course each semester and may receive University benefits if eligible.
An individual may be appointed as an Adjunct Faculty for one semester.
The following benefits will apply to eligible Adjunct Faculty Effective July 1, 2016.
Effective July 1, 2016, eligibility for certain UNM benefits was expanded for UNM employees classified as Temporary Part-Time Faculty, i.e., Adjunct Faculty.
Health Insurance Benefits
Effective July 1, 2016, UNM employees classified as Temporary Part-Time Faculty are eligible for health insurance benefits if they have an appointment of at least 3 months’ duration, and an appointment percent of 0.75 FTE or greater.
ERB Retirement Benefits
UNM Employees classified as Temporary Part-Time Faculty are eligible to earn retirement credits with the ERB. ERB retirement credits are earned if an employee works 0.26 FTE or greater for a quarter as defined by ERB. Mandatory employee contributions toward retirement credits are withheld from the employee’s paycheck. Employee ERB contribution rates currently range from 7.9% of gross to 10.7% of gross depending on the total gross earnings. Effective with the July 29, 2016 payroll, changes in programming to the University Payroll system will take effect to allow for improved tracking of employee retirement contributions and employee retirement eligibility to earn ERB service credit by quarter.
If FTE changes make you eligible or ineligible for either health insurance benefits or retirement benefits, you will receive an email notification of the change. These email notices will go to your UNM email account.
Information about employee benefits is available from the HR Benefits Office, or the HR Benefits Office website: