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CUNY BYLAWS   Appointments and Promotions

Section 11.7. INSTRUCTORS, ASSISTANT PROFESSORS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS, AND PROFESSORS.

  1. Position Definition:

It shall be the responsibility of instructors, assistant professors, associate professors and professors to perform teaching, research, and guidance duties. They shall also, among other things, be responsible for committee and departmental assignments. They shall perform those administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned by the appropriate college or university authorities. Associate professors and professors, as the senior faculty shall have special responsibilities for maintaining the academic vitality of their departments. One of the principal means of exercising this responsibility is the continuation of peer evaluations of teaching members of the instructional staff, with special attention to their diligence in teaching and professional growth. Another chief responsibility of the senior faculty is to orient their junior and newly appointed colleagues. Senior faculty shall be available for such consultation and assistance in problems of both scholarship and teaching as the junior faculty may require.

  1. Qualifications:
    1. INSTRUCTOR.

For appointment as an instructor, the candidate must have demonstrated satisfactory qualities of personality and character, ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement and willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. He/she must also have an appropriate master's degree from an accredited institution, or active progress toward a doctorate.

    1. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR.

For appointment as or promotion (for instructors appointed prior to October 1, 1968) to assistant professor, the candidate must have demonstrated satisfactory qualities of personality and character, evidence of significant success as a teacher, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement and willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. He/she must also have obtained the ph.d. degree, or an equivalent degree, in an accredited university except that persons holding positions on December 31, 1975 as assistant professors or instructors in the community colleges shall have a master's degree and four years of appropriate teaching, technological, or industrial experience or the ph.d. degree. In the libraries, for promotion to or appointment as assistant professor, the candidate must, in addition to the requirements of instructor, have completed a doctorate or an additional master's degree and in exceptional cases some other logical combination of two years' graduate study or more beyond the bachelor's degree.

    1. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR.

For promotion or appointment to the rank of associate professor, the candidate must possess the qualifications for an assistant professor, must have obtained the ph.d. or an equivalent degree from an accredited university, and in addition he/she must possess a record of significant achievement in his/her field or profession, or as a college or university administrator. There shall be evidence that his/her alertness and intellectual energy are respected outside his/her own immediate academic community. There shall be evidence of his/her continued growth and of continued effectiveness in teaching. Longevity and seniority alone shall not be sufficient for promotion.

In the libraries, for promotion to or appointment as associate professor, the candidate must, in addition to the requirements set forth for assistant professors in the libraries, possess a record of significant achievement in his/her profession. There shall be evidence that his/her competence and achievements are recognized and respected outside his/her won immediate community.

    1. PROFESSOR.

For promotion or appointment to the rank of professor, the candidate must possess the qualifications for an associate professor, and in addition a record of exceptional intellectual, educational, or artistic achievement and an established reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship in his/her discipline. There shall be evidence of his/her continued growth and the judgment on promotion shall consider primarily evidence of achievement in teaching and scholarship following the most recent promotion. Longevity and seniority alone shall not be sufficient for promotion.

Section 11.8. EQUIVALENCIES.

  1. The following may be accepted in lieu of the degree requirements set forth in bylaw section 11.7.b.1., 2., 3., and 4:
    1. In the fields of art (studio), music (performance), theatre (performance), experience and achievements which are deemed appropriate.
    2. Other earned doctoral degrees such as sc.d., d.b.a., ed.d., d.a., d.s.w.; the professional degrees, m.d. and d.d.s., with license to practice; and the j.d., with admission to the Bar and contributions to the field; or other equivalent earned doctoral degrees from an approved institution of higher learning where the training received is properly related to the work of the department.
    3. In the school of engineering and in technological curricula related to engineering in a community college, an appropriate master's degree and a license as a professional engineer, and in the school of architecture, an appropriate master's degree and a license as a registered architect provided the person appointed has the qualifications required by the state of New York for a license.
    4. For the teaching of social work, a recognized master's degree in social work, certification as a social worker, and the specialized experience required for satisfactory performance.
    5. In the programs of nursing science and baccalaureate nursing education, licensure as a registered nurse, an appropriate master's degree and appropriate specialized experience. In programs of baccalaureate education in the allied medical and health sciences, appropriate professional licensure, registration, or certification, an appropriate master's degree, and appropriate specialized experiences.
    6. In accounting, the appropriate master's degree and certification as a public accountant, or an appropriate earned doctoral degree.
    7. In industrial technological programs, not otherwise mentioned in this section, an appropriate baccalaureate degree, experience directly related to the field, and recognized contributions to the field.
    8. In secretarial studies and data processing, an appropriate master's degree, plus thirty (30) graduate credits in an organized program related to the field, experience directly related to the field, and recognized contributions to the field.

In the evaluation and interpretation of equivalencies there must be a direct and specific relationship between the discipline represented and the field in which the candidate is to serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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