7.1.G. Concurrent Appointments

1. Joint Appointments

a. Definition

Two departments may recognize the interdisciplinary nature of an Instructor’s role and responsibilities with joint appointments. Under this arrangement, the two departments appoint the Instructor equally with one department is designated as “primary” and the other as “joint.” Normally, both departments split the salary. The Instructor is assigned two position numbers, one in each unit.

b. Titles

Titles reflect both of the Instructor’s primary and joint departmental roles by using, for example, the following format: Instructor of (subject affiliated with primary department) and of (subject affiliated with secondary department).

c. Terms

Joint appointments are normally effective and coterminous with the primary appointment. If the joint appointment is added, the start date may postdate the start date of the primary appointment but under no circumstances may the joint appointment extend beyond the end date of the primary appointment.

d. Responsibilities

An Instructor holding a joint appointment is expected to carry a normal load of scholarly activity, teaching and clinical care (if appropriate) applicable to the percent time of appointment and responsibilities identified by the departments to which they are appointed. Under no circumstances may the Instructor’s total percent time of appointment and related effort exceed 100% full time equivalent (FTE).

2. Secondary Appointments

a. Definition

A secondary appointment is defined as an arrangement whereby the Instructor holds a primary appointment of greater percent time, as well as a secondary appointment of less percent time, in departments within the School of Medicine. It is permissible for an Instructor to hold more than one secondary appointment. A secondary appointment acknowledges the Instructor’s active participation in a department’s scholarly, educational and, if appropriate, clinical mission, recognized by the secondary department with the allocation of resources (e.g., position number, salary) commensurate with the percent time of appointment. Under no circumstances may the Instructor’s total percent time of appointment and related effort exceed 100% full time equivalent (FTE).

b. Titles

Titles reflect the Instructor’s primary and secondary departmental roles by using, for example, the following format: Instructor of (subject of primary affiliation) and of (subject of secondary affiliation). Multiple secondary appointments should be listed in descending order of involvement or in alphabetical order.

c. Terms

Secondary appointments are normally effective and coterminous with the primary appointment. If the secondary appointment is added, the start date may postdate the start date of the primary appointment but under no circumstances may the secondary appointment extend beyond the end date of the primary appointment.

d. Responsibilities

Departments have discretion in determining the set of responsibilities that are associated with secondary appointments, although it is expected that a minimum threshold will be established for conferral of the title and will be applied equitably and will reflect the department’s specific programmatic need.