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The Boston University Faculty Handbook contains a description of the classification of faculty ranks and titles. That guide includes: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor; Instructor; the versions of these titles modified with the prefix Adjunct, Clinical, Emeritus, Research, or Visiting; and the versions modified with the suffix “of the Practice.” The guide also defines the standard Lecturer ranks: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Senior Lecturer-Master Level. The guide also provides the university-wide definition of Secondary Appointments. All College of Arts & Sciences faculty personnel policies are consistent with and elaborate on those definitions.
Additional CAS policies and procedures related to classification of ranks and titles are listed below.
You can also view the research job ladder here.
Further questions and clarifications should be addressed to the appropriate CAS Associate Dean of the Faculty or to the CAS Director of Faculty Actions.