F. Offers of Appointment/Appointment Agreements

Offers of appointment are issued in the form of an Appointment Agreement signed by the Dean or the Provost and accompanied by a cordial letter of invitation to join the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. (Appointment Agreements for each rank are included in the section on Forms.)

Instructors, Assistant Professors, and Special (Non-Tenure Track) Faculty Members

Deans are responsible for issuing offers of appointment and executing Appointment Agreements containing the terms and conditions of employment (rank/title, salary, term of appointment, and any other terms and conditions) for Instructors, Assistant Professors, and special (non-tenure track) faculty members. (For more information on research faculty appointments, please see University Policy 101.16, Research Appointments).

Associate Professor and Professor

The Provost is responsible for issuing offers of appointment and executing Appointment Agreements containing the terms and conditions of employment (rank/title, term of appointment/tenure status, salary, and any other terms and conditions) for Associate Professors and Professors without tenure. Offers of appointment to these ranks with tenure must specify that the appointment is contingent upon review and approval by the Board of Trustees.

A summary of approvals required for faculty appointments is listed below.

Approvals Required for Faculty Appointments

Approval Rank/Term Approvals Required
  Dean Provost Chancellor Board of Trustees
Instructor (1 Year) X      
Assistant Professor (4 years) X      
Associate Professor (3-5 years) X X    
Associate Professor (with tenure) X X X X
Professor (3-5 years) X X    
Professor (with tenure) X X X X
Special Faculty X      
Part-time X