College of Liberal Arts

Recruiting Non-Tenure Track Faculty

It is not necessary to conduct formal recruitment for each non-tenure track faculty position. Rather, all departments must have an ongoing general ad posted on Interfolio for their non-tenured positions.

Departments’ internal processes for determining needs and recruiting temporary faculty vary, so those issues will not be addressed here. Each department must document its internal procedures by keeping a log of all applicants and retaining all applicant materials according to the UT Retention Schedule. Departments must be prepared to furnish that documentation whenever requested by the dean or administration.

Approval to hire and fund non-tenure track faculty starts with the soft money budget request, which is usually done in the spring in conjunction with the budgeting process for the upcoming fiscal year.


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Last Modified: 18 February 2020