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Recruitment of Temporary Faculty and Part-Time Appointments

Temporary full-time faculty appointments for one semester only and part-time faculty a do not require a formal search process; however, Provost approval is required before extension of an offer of employment.  All other temporary faculty appointments require Provost and AA/EEO approval of the recruitment process.
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 employee must complete an HR-12, attaching the employee’s curriculum vita and a copy of his/her graduate transcripts.  The HR-12 must be reviewed and approved at all levels prior to the start of the teaching activity.  The HR-12 form is available online from the Human Resources web site.

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: October 17, 2016