7.1.D. Programmatic Need, Position and Resource Allocation

Programmatic need, including financial viability, must be evaluated and established for each Instructor appointment and reappointment. Given this foundation, there is no limit on the number of Instructor positions in the School of Medicine. An Instructor appointment may be made by an academic department or by a School of Medicine Institute or Center. In these policies, a School of Medicine academic unit in which an Instructor appointment is made is referred to as “department”.

Each regular (benefits-eligible) Instructor is assigned a unique position number for purposes of recordkeeping and reporting. Instructors employed in contingent or casual capacity are assigned to shared position numbers.

In addition to salaries, Instructors may be provided with other resources such as participation in departmental incentive plans. Benefits available to Instructors are described in Section 7.4.