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Appointment Types

Guide to Titles, Ranks and Statuses Recognized in the Faculty Handbook 

"Automatically Renewing" refers to FHB B3.1 presumption that appointment will continue unless discontinued per FHB B4 procedures. 
"Renewable" indicates appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term unless hiring officer exercises his/her discretion to request renewal (no presumption of renewal). 
"Non-Renewable" indicates the appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term with no option of renewal.

Handbook SectionTitleRankStatus (B3.1)Renewability (B3.1)Typical appointment

Term Limits 

Typical FTENotes
B2.2.1Assistant ProfessorContinuing ProbationaryAutomatically Renewing 1-Year Terms9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC)Max. of 6 Years in Probationary Status0.5-1.0Pt. time faculty up to 12 years in Probationary Status
B2.2.2Associate Professor Continuing Probationary Automatically Renewing 1-Year Terms9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)Max. of 4 Years in Probationary Status (FHB B3.2.1)0.5-1.0
B2.2.2Associate ProfessorContinuing TenuredAutomatically Renewing 1-Year Terms9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)N/A0.5-1.0
B2.2.3ProfessorContinuing ProbationaryAutomatically Renewing 1-Year Terms9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)Max. of 3 Years in Probationary Status (FHB B3.2.10.5-1.0SOM appoints full profs. to 1-to 2 yr probationary periods
B2.2.3ProfessorContinuing TenuredAutomatically Renewing 1-Year Terms 9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)N/A0.5-1.0
B2.2.5Distinguished ProfessorContinuing TenuredAutomatically Renewing 1-Year Terms9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries) N/A0.5-1.0
B2.3.4InstructorN/AN/A9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)N/A0.5-1.0Expectation of advancement to Asst. Pof. rank upon terminal degree attainment

Guide to Titles, Ranks and Statuses Recognized in the Faculty Handbook 

"Automatically Renewing" refers to FHB B3.1 presumption that appointment will continue unless discontinued per FHB B4 procedures. 
"Renewable" indicates appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term unless hiring officer exercises his/her discretion to request renewal (no presumption of renewal). 
"Non-Renewable" indicates the appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term with no option of renewal.

Handbook SectionTitleRankStatus (B3.1)Renewability (B3.1)Typical appointmentTerm Limits Typical FTENotes
B2.3.2Lecturer I, II or IIILecturerContinuing nontenure trackAutomatically Renewing 1-Year Terms9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)N/A0.5-1.0
B2.3.2Lecturer I, II or IIISenior LecturerContinuing nontenure trackAutomatically Renewing 2-Year Terms9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)N/A0.5-1.0
B2.3.2Lecturer I, II or IIIPrincipal LecturerContinuing nontenure trackAutomatically Renewing 3-Year Terms9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)N/A0.5-1.0
B2.3.14Professor PracticeN/AContinuing nontenure trackAutomatically Renewing 3-Year Terms9 Mos.N/A0.5-1.0Limited to a maximum of 10% of continuing faculty
B2.3.1Clinician EducatorAssistantContinuing nontenure trackAutomatically Renewing 1-Year Terms12 Mos.N/A0.5-1.0Limited yo HSC use
B2.3.1Clinician EducatorAssociate or FullContinuing nontenure trackAutomatically Renewing 3-Year Terms12 Mos.N/A0.5-1.0Limited to HSC use
B2.3.3National LaboratoryProfessorContinuing nontenure trackAutomatically Renewing 5-Year Terms9 Mos.N/AN/A (not employed by UNM)For dist. Scientist & Engineers at Natl. Labs (3-yrs term set by OVPR policy

Guide to Titles, Ranks and Statuses Recognized in the Faculty Handbook 

"Automatically Renewing" refers to FHB B3.1 presumption that appointment will continue unless discontinued per FHB B4 procedures. 
"Renewable" indicates appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term unless hiring officer exercises his/her discretion to request renewal (no presumption of renewal). 
"Non-Renewable" indicates the appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term with no option of renewal.

Handbook SectionTitleRankStatus (B3.1)Renewability (B3.1)Typical appointmentTerm Limits Typical FTENotes
B2.3.6Visiting ScholarN/ATemporaryNon-Renewable 9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)Max. of 1 Year VariesFHB C60 Provides detailed info on usage, limitations
B2.3.7Visiting ProfessorAssistant, Associate, FullTemporaryNon-Renewable9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)Max. of 3 Years

0.5-1.0

B2.3.7Visiting Lecturer I, II or IIILecturer, Senior Lecturer, Principal LecturerTemporaryNon-Renewable9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC & Libraries)Max. of 3 Years0.5-1.0
B2.3.9Artist in-ResidenceN/ATemporaryRenewable9 Mos. N/AVariesTypically do not teach
B2.3.10Adjunct LecturerN/ATemporaryRenewable1 semester (2-Year SOM and CON)N/ALimitedPrimary employment is outside UNM or for UNM staff who teach (TPT category in banner)
B2.3.10Adjunct InstructorN/ATemporaryRenewable1 semester (2-Year SOM and CON)N/ALimitedPrimary employment is outside UNM or for UNM staff who teach (TPT category in banner)
B2.3.10Adjunct ProfessorAssistant, Associate, FullTemporaryRenewable1 semester (2-Year SOM and CON)N/ALimitedPrimary employment is outside UNM or for UNM staff who teach (TPT category in banner)
B2.3.11ClinicalInstructor, or Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof., Prof.TemporaryRenewable2-Year (HSC)N/AN/A (not employed by UNM)Community Practitioners who assist with clinical medical education
B2.3.15Term TeacherN/ATemporaryRenewable9 Mos. (12 Mos. HSC)N/A0.26-1.0Primary employment is with UNM 

Guide to Titles, Ranks and Statuses Recognized in the Faculty Handbook 

"Automatically Renewing" refers to FHB B3.1 presumption that appointment will continue unless discontinued per FHB B4 procedures. 
"Renewable" indicates appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term unless hiring officer exercises his/her discretion to request renewal (no presumption of renewal). 
"Non-Renewable" indicates the appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term with no option of renewal.

Handbook SectionTitleRankStatus (B3.1)Renewability (B3.1)Typical appointmentTerm Limits Typical FTENotes
B2.3.8ResearchLecturer Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof., Prof.TemporaryRenewable6-12 Mos.N/AVariesTypically supported by Extramural
B2.3.8Visiting Research ScholarN/ATemporaryNon-Renewable6-12 Mos.Max. of 1-3 YearsVariesFor laboratory research exchange prgs. participants
B2.3.7Visiting Research ProfessorAssistant, Associate, FullTemporaryNon-Renewable6-12 Mos.Max. of 1-3 YearsVariesTypically supported by Extramural
B2.3.12Postdoctoral FellowN/ATemporaryNon-Renewable6-12 Mos.Max. of 5 YearsVariesTypically supported by Extramural

Guide to Titles, Ranks and Statuses Recognized in the Faculty Handbook 

"Automatically Renewing" refers to FHB B3.1 presumption that appointment will continue unless discontinued per FHB B4 procedures. 
"Renewable" indicates appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term unless hiring officer exercises his/her discretion to request renewal (no presumption of renewal). 
"Non-Renewable" indicates the appointment will automatically cease at the end of its stated term with no option of renewal.

Handbook SectionTitle
B3.2.3Joint AppointmentsFHB B3.2.3 "Appointments in Two or More Units" 
Contact Academic Affairs for Guidance and Appropriate Templates for Offer Letters 
Compensation is shared between one or more departments
B2.3.13AssociatesFor secondary appointments with UNM departments other than primary assignment. 
HSC calls these "Secondary Appointments;" other units have called these "Affiliated Faculty" 
Contact Academic Affairs for Guidance and Appropriate Templates for Offer Letters
These appointments do not come with compensation from the secondary departments. 
updated 10/6/16