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Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
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CHAPTER III: CONTRACTS, TENURE, PROMOTIONS, AND
TERMINATIONS: FACULTY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Subparts A and B of this Chapter of the Faculty Handbook state the rules and procedures
governing the employment of full-time members of the Faculty of Birmingham-Southern
College including appointment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, non-reappointment, and
termination for cause. These rules and procedures are official policy of the College and full-time
Faculty members, whose individual contracts so state in explicit terms, may rely on the
applicable procedures of subparts A and B of this Chapter as part of the employment contract
between the College and the Faculty member. The College commits not to change the rules and
procedures in this Chapter without consulting the Faculty Committee on Promotion and Tenure.
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The College will not unilaterally modify subparts A and B of Chapter III in a manner that would
modify the individual contract of a Faculty member.
III.A. TYPES OF CONTRACTS
The College will enter a written employment contract with all persons hired by the College as
full-time Faculty members. The agreement will provide the individual terms of employment
including compensation, contract category, benefits, and other essential terms. The Faculty
member’s individual contract and, if explicitly incorporated therein by reference, the procedures
provided in this Chapter shall govern the legal relationship between the Faculty member and the
College. Joint faculty-staff person appointments are not issued by Birmingham-Southern
College. In exceptional circumstances where a person is to be hired to serve both as a faculty
and a staff member of the College, two separate contracts are issued, and such contracts are only
issued after consultation with the Promotion and Tenure Committee of the faculty. Part-time
and/or adjunct Faculty and staff personnel of the College shall not be governed by the rules and
procedures of this Chapter and shall be either terminable at will or governed solely by the terms
of an individual written agreement, if any, with the College.
III.A.1. New Faculty Appointments
Appointments to the Faculty begin with a search for qualified candidates. Announcements
concerning the College's search appear in the appropriate professional publications and/or
The
Chronicle of Higher Education
.
Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and
references to the appropriate Department Chair or the Provost of the College. Application
materials are reviewed by Departmental Faculty, and the Departmental Faculty's
recommendations for interviews are forwarded to the Provost. The Provost then approves the
extension of invitations to candidates for campus interviews. The Department Chair is
responsible for initiating the search for new members of his or her Department and arranging for
on-campus interviews. Funds for the recruitment of Faculty members are available and are
administered through the Provost’s Office. Following these interviews, the Departmental
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Faculty members whose individual employment contracts do not explicitly incorporate
the provisions of Chapter III of the 2003 Faculty Handbook shall be subject to the pre-existing
guidelines and rules of the College.