Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
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
Faculty presents its recommendations to the Provost. The Provost makes the final
recommendations to the President.
All appointments to the Faculty of the College are made by the President upon the
recommendation of the Provost. The Provost recommends appropriate rank and salary for the
candidate to the President, who then writes a letter of appointment to the candidate. This letter
of appointment shall serve as the first contract between the College and the new Faculty member,
supplemented by the applicable procedural provisions contained in subparts A and B of Chapter
III of this Handbook. After the initial appointment, the College will present a contract annually
to each Faculty member who will teach during the next year. The rules and procedures provided
in reference to applicants and recruitment are for the benefit of the College and shall not inure to
the individual benefit of any person not hired or who does not enter a written contract with the
The Alabama Child Protection Act of 1999
requires all new employees who work, unsupervised,
with any person under the age of nineteen to have a criminal background check. They must be
fingerprinted and sign a written consent permitting the criminal background information check to
be done. Birmingham-Southern College Campus Police handles the fingerprinting. The State
Department of Education provides a determination of suitability and informs the College.
Anyone refusing to submit to being fingerprinted will not be hired and will not have the benefit
of the procedures or remedies of this Chapter.
III. A.1.a. Definitions
The following definitions apply to the provisions of Chapter III.
Tenure: Tenure means the Faculty member’s employment shall not be
terminated or academic rank reduced except in accordance with Sections
III. B.6. and III. B.7. and their subparts.
a.ii. Tenure and Tenure Track Appointments: All tenure track (probationary
for tenure) or tenured Faculty position appointments are full-time. Except
for special appointments clearly designated as such at the outset in a
written contract, all full-time Faculty appointments are either probationary
for tenure (“tenure track”) or with tenure. All Faculty members who are
probationary for tenure are considered to be on an annual appointment
i.e., eligible for reappointment), unless the individual employment
contract provides otherwise. Tenure and Tenure Track Appointees may
vote as Faculty members.
a.iii. Full-time Term Appointments: Full-time Faculty members who are not
tenured and not on tenure track will be on a term contract. This
classification is discussed more fully below in section III. A.5. Full-time
term appointees may vote as Faculty members.
a.iv. Part-time Appointees/Adjunct Faculty: Faculty members who teach less