This level of appointment is an academic appointment for outstanding doctoral level individuals who participate in the research program of a faculty member, and for whom salary support is generally available from research grants and contracts. Advancement requires high-quality scientific contributions, increasing peer recognition of high-quality scientific accomplishments and participation of research grant support. Appointees in this category are normally full-time salaried employees.
The initial term of appointment for Research Assistant Professors can be made up to three years. The initial term of appointment for Research Associate Professor can be made up to five years. Appointments at the rank of Research Professor are normally made for a term of up to five years.
Guidelines for Research Appointees may be downloaded here.
Advisory review by the BSD Committee on Appointments and Promotions (COAP) is normally not required. The department will prepare and submit a recommendation for the appointment that is reviewed by OAA for completeness, endorsed by the Dean and submitted to the Provost’s office for approval. The original recommendation should be submitted to OAA.
_____Updated CV & personal statements (see RA Compendium)
_____Up to 5 exemplary scholarly works
_____Chair’s letter to Dean, which should include proposed compensation (see RA Compendium)
_____Signed Attestation of funding availability
_____At least 3 letters of assessment from external or internal referees
_____ Search documentation
____copy of ad(s) (showing name of publication and date(s) ran)
____search narrative memo
____a printout of the Applicant Log that the website automatically prepares
____a printout of the EEO summary report (if available)
____a printout of the Advertisement Preview or copy of Approved Posting Text
_____ Citizenship form
_____ Visa documentation: J-1 request including the English Proficiency Checklist (and required documents) or H-1B Processing Request Form
_____ Five-point letter if candidate is an M.D.