Faculty Recruitment Manual

Recruitment of Temporary Faculty and Part-Time Appointments

Temporary full-time faculty appointments for one semester only and part-time faculty appointments of .75 FTE (nine credit hours) or less do not require a PROV100 or a formal search process; however, Provost approval is required before extension of an offer of employment.  All other temporary faculty appointments require a PROV100 and AA/EEO approval of the recruitment process.

When a PROV100 is not required, the Department Head/Chair must submit a Request for Faculty Appointment without Recruitment Authorization Form (PROV200) through the Dean to the Provost.  The prospective faculty member’s curriculum vita and a copy of her/her graduate transcripts must be attached to the request form.  All temporary faculty must meet the minimum criteria established by SACS.

Under no circumstances is a Professional Services Contract (PSC) to be utilized to appoint temporary faculty to teach courses for academic credit.

An Auburn University Administrative and Professional Employee who meets the minimum criteria established by SACS may be authorized to teach a course for academic credit only if no faculty is available.  The Department Head/Chair must submit a memorandum through the Dean to the Provost, indicating the circumstances prompting the request, the duration of the appointment, and the specific course to be taught.  The employee’s curriculum vita and a copy of his/her graduate transcripts must be attached to the memorandum.  Assuming Provost approval for the teaching assignment, the employee must then complete an HR-12, attaching the approval memorandum from the Provost.  The HR-12 must be reviewed and approved at all levels prior to the start of the teaching activity.  The HR-12 for is available online from the Human Resources web site.

A request to extend the term of a temporary appointment beyond what is stated in the memorandum to the Provost or on the PROV200 must be reviewed by the Provost. 

Note:  A sample of the PROV200, with instructions follows, however, the form is available on line and should be downloaded as needed to ensure that the most current version of the form is always utilized.


Last Updated: February 1, 2012