The Catholic University of America
Faculty Handbook Part II
Appointments and Promotions
Appointment to a Faculty

Section II-A-3: Authority for Appointment


Authority for Appointment

.009 Appointments to Faculty rank and to the associated positions named above are made by the President (Bylaws VIII, 1), ordinarily through delegation of authority to the Provost, subject to the following requirements for consultation [1]) or approval:

.010 The Academic Senate and the Board of Trustees must approve appointments with continuous tenure and conferral of the title Professor Emeritus or Emerita.

.011 The Academic Senate must approve appointments to senior Faculty rank.

.012 Appointments and reappointments of Faculty to junior Faculty rank may be made after consultation with the cognizant Faculty as provided in C-6.083-085, C-7.

.013 Appointments of Lecturers, Research or Clinical Associates, Visiting Scholars and Teaching or Research Assistants may be made upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department, if the School is departmentalized, and the Dean of the School, who for this purpose act on behalf of their Faculty.

.014 When time does not allow completion of all required procedures for an initial appointment, the President, after consultation with the cognizant Dean, may issue an appointment ad interim to a rank that is appropriate and consistent with the prescribed criteria for rank. Such an appointment may not be extended beyond a single one-year term, during which term the appointee has the rights and obligations proper to the rank.

.015 The terms and conditions of every appointment, in addition to the regulations of this Handbook, are those set forth in writing in the official letter of appointment issued by the Provost, copies of which are supplied to the appointee and the cognizant Chair and Dean.


[1] As it is used in this document the term "consultation" refers to the discussion between defined parties on a defined subject, which should occur before a specific course of action is followed. The outcome of the consultation has an advisory function in the decision process and is not binding.