Employment: Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTT)

PALS does not currently have any full-time openings for Non-Tenure Track Faculty.

However, our requirements for appointment and reappointment are as follows:

Criteria for Appointment:

1.    Advanced degree in relevant field required

2.    Demonstrated experience as a successful teacher in the field or compelling evidence of success as a teacher in the field

Criteria for Reappointment:

1.    Continued need for position and availability of funding

2.    Excellence as a teacher as demonstrated by

  • Effectiveness of teaching strategies
  • Achievement of learning goals by the students in teacher’s classes
  • Observation of classroom teaching
  • A teaching portfolio, which will include a personal statement, syllabi, and/or other instructional materials
  • Student instructional rating surveys
  • Demonstrated service in accordance with the mission of PALS and the University, appropriate to level of appointment

Criteria for Promotion to all Ranks:

1.    Minimum of six years in rank

2.    Continued need for position and availability of funding

3.    Excellence as a teacher as demonstrated by:

  • Effectiveness of teaching strategies
  • Achievement of learning goals by the students in teacher’s classes;
  • Observation of classroom teaching
  • A teaching portfolio, which will include a personal statement, syllabi and/or other instructional materials.
  • Student instructional rating surveys;
  • Significant additional contributions outside the classroom, such as curriculum development, supervision of staff and/or students, participation in PALS educational initiatives, demonstrated program assessment, development and implementation of educational programs, and others as appropriate to the discipline and the level of the appointment

Additional Criteria for Promotion to Teaching Professor/Distinguished Teaching Professor:

In addition to the criteria listed above, in order to earn promotion to NTT Associate Teaching Professor, the candidate must show evidence of true distinction as an instructor, such as (but not limited to) teaching awards; recognition by public bodies or professional organizations; and/or significant publications or presentations on teaching, second language acquisition, methodology and practice, or other areas related to TESL.