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Adjunct faculty are an important part of UB’s instructional staff. Our adjuncts are held to a high standard in the classroom, and we provide ongoing support, including the required syllabus template , through the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology (CELTT).
On this site you will find valuable information that can provide answers to some of your questions as well as resources to assist in your ongoing professional development. Evaluation policies and procedures for adjunct faculty are similar to those for full-time faculty and are consistent with the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Policy-II1.07 on adjuncts. You are encouraged to regularly meet with your division chair and/or program director to discuss your performance, review student evaluations, and examine review course materials. Additional information can also be found at the following links.
UB Adjunct Policy (Overload exception form linked within the policy)
UB Adjunct Handbook (For additional college/school specific guidelines-- see your Associate Dean)
Adjunct faculty members are initially hired by the chairs or program directors within the colleges. Adjunct faculty must meet certain educational and professional standards to be appointed to teach courses at the bachelor, masters or doctoral levels. Salaries are based on the level of course taught and the highest degree earned.
There are two levels of adjunct appointments: Adjunct Faculty I and Adjunct Faculty II. Adjunct Faculty II rank is awarded to those adjunct faculty members who meet certain criteria outlined in the UB Adjunct policy.
The hiring process requires recommendation for hire from the academic program, approval by the associate dean, completion of application forms, and submission of various documents. An official transcript is required. Some documents must be completed only upon the first appointment to teach while other documents need to be updated and resubmitted every semester that you teach. For more information, see the Adjunct Hiring Checklist or address questions to the hiring administrators in the appropriate Dean’s Office. Questions concerning assigned courses should be addressed to the office of the program/department that made the hire. For more information about employment of adjunct faculty, please see the UB policy guide (UB VI-2.4).
- Human Resources Office -- Human resource professionals answer the most frequently asked questions about employment at UB
- Adjunct Faculty Contract
- Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology (CELTT) - Learn about the variety of professional development programs for UB faculty
- Syllabus Template (MSB, CAS, CPA)
- School of Law Syllabus Policy
- Campus Map & Parking - Find where to park, building locations, and other campus facilities
Adjunct Faculty Advisory Council (AFAC)
Given the importance of adjunct faculty, the University brought adjuncts into the shared governance system through the creation of the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Council. The Executive Vice President and Provost, in coordination with the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, conducts “meet and confer” opportunities at the start of each semester. These faculty meetings are generally held during the second week of classes. UB adjuncts receive an email prior to these events with details. All adjunct faculty are encouraged to participate. The Advisory Council is led by an executive committee.