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Non-Tenure Track Faculty

The following interim policy and procedures are dedicated to all aspects of non-tenure track (NTT) faculty employment at the University of Houston. Any questions arising over reconciliation of academic policies and procedures as described in these documents shall be within the discretion of the Office of the Provost to determine after appropriate review and consideration. To the extent that the current 2016 Faculty Handbook and subsequent editions contain references to NTT faculty which differ or suggest a conflict or ambiguity in interpretation, the following NTT faculty interim policy and policy when finalized, including accompanying documents will govern.

Implementation of the interim NTT policy began in the fall semester of 2016.  The expanded transition period allowed departments/colleges time, as necessary, to align their existing practices, policies, and procedures with the interim umbrella NTT policy.  All title changes, clarification of roles and responsibilities and the transfer (or not) of existing NTT faculty members to the promotion-eligible career pathway must be completed by spring 2018 in accordance with the December 2017 guidance (PDF appears above).

All questions, requests for clarification, written justifications, requests for position title changes and/or requests for exceptions concerning the new NTT policy should be initially addressed to Academic Affairs in the Office of Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs.

Please email Jane Olinger, Assistant Provost, Academic Policy, Faculty Affairs, with any questions at