The University of Oregon employs a significant number of faculty in non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) appointments. These appointments are most often devoted to instruction or to research. NTTF are integral contributors to the instructional and research missions of the institution.
All NTTF, whether involved in instruction or research, are considered members of the University of Oregon faculty and should be afforded professional and social standing in the university community commensurate with faculty status and the duties and responsibilities of their employment
Most career NTTF appointments include the possibility of promotion through three ranks. The overall expectation of NTTF candidates for promotion is the demonstration of enduring and progressive excellence in the performance of the faculty member’s designated responsibilities, whether in the area of teaching, research, or service. Such excellence in performance will include but is not limited to the following: effective, stimulating teaching and contributions to ensuring academic success for undergraduates and graduate students; sustained high-quality, innovative scholarship, research, or creative accomplishment in the relevant discipline; and/or steady responsible service to and progressive leadership in the faculty member’s students, home unit, the university, and the discipline.