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Policy: Part-Time Employment of Retired Members of the Faculty 


Date: 07/02/09 Policy ID: PROV-003 Status: Final

Policy Type: Executive Vice President & Provost
   
Contact Office: Executive Vice President and Provost (Office of the)
   
Oversight Executive: Executive Vice President and Provost
   
Applies To: Academic Division and the College at Wise.
   
Table of Contents: 

Policy Statement

  1. Sponsored Programs
  2. Teaching
  3. Service
  4. School of Medicine

Procedures

   
Reason for Policy: 

Defines the terms and conditions under which University teaching and research faculty may be employed after their retirement.

   
Policy Summary: 
   
Definition of Terms in Statement: 
   
Policy Statement: 

Part-time employment of retired faculty is possible under certain conditions. Discussions regarding employment after retirement may not occur until after the faculty member’s retirement has become effective. A retired faculty member cannot be hired in any capacity until at least thirty (30) days after retirement.  Retired faculty are not eligible for retirement benefits related to their part-time employment. Retired faculty may also be appointed on a non-salaried basis in accordance with the University’s policy, "Appointment of Unpaid Faculty."
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  1. Sponsored Programs
    The University recognizes that occasionally a retired faculty member may wish to continue participation in research with the support of external grants and contracts. If the appropriate department chair and dean certify that a specific need exists for the services of that individual and that such participation will benefit the department or school, the vice president for research may approve an application for research support that involves a retired faculty member. If the grant or contract is awarded, the retired faculty member may be employed on a part-time (fewer than 20 hours per week) or non-salaried basis during the term of the grant or contract and will hold the title of senior research scholar. Retired faculty members may serve as principal investigators with the dean’s approval and with the provision that the respective department chair reviews and approves sponsored program expenditures on a monthly basis.
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  2. Teaching
    Part-time teaching (no more than two courses per semester) is possible if approved by the school dean and the executive vice president and provost.
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  3. Service
    A retired faculty member may continue to serve as a member, chair, or director on program committees and research (dissertation) committees formed prior to retirement. A retired faculty member who continues to be actively engaged in research in his/her professional field may serve as a member of a program committee or dissertation committee with the approval of the dean.
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  4. School of Medicine
    In the School of Medicine, in addition to research and/or teaching activities, a retired faculty member may also render patient care services when there is a demonstrable need for such services, with the approval of the department chair and the vice president and dean of the School of Medicine. Retired faculty who provide only patient care services are given non-salaried appointments in the School of Medicine. Retired faculty who teach and/or conduct research are given part-time salaried appointments in the School of Medicine.
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Procedures: 

If applicable, appointments of retired faculty should be made in accordance with the Policy on Appointment of Unpaid Faculty.

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Related Information: Appointment of Unpaid Faculty
   
Policy Background: 
   
Major Category: Executive Vice President & Provost Policies
   
Category Cross Reference: 
   
   
Process: 
   
Next Scheduled Review: 07/02/12
   
Approved By, Date: Executive Vice President and Provost, 07/02/09
   
Revision History: Replaces policy published in the 1994 Faculty Handbook.
   
Supersedes (previous policy):