Adjunct Faculty are appointed to the rank of Adjunct Instructor by the Board of Visitors. Appointment at this rank is for one academic semester, to carry out instructional responsibilities that constitute less than a full-time load in an academic department or program.
Adjunct positions may be filled without conducting a full search. However, departments are still encouraged to conduct a local or regional search for these positions, whenever reasonable, and to make strong efforts to promote diversity.
Hires for these positions are coordinated between the Department Chair and the Dean, with final recommendation and approval from the Office of the Provost. Contracts will be issued after notification of a successful completion of the background check from the Office of Human Resources.