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Boston University Arts & Sciences

CAS News: August 2010

Call for Proposals: Consolidating Part-Time Lecturers to Full-Time

This year, for the first time, Dean Sapiro is issuing an open call to departments and programs for proposals for consolidation of part-time Lecturer positions into full-time positions that would begin in September 2011. Lecturer consolidation slots will be available only in departments/ programs that demonstrate they satisfy four conditions:

  1. They have employed part-time Lecturers on a repeated basis to teach critical undergraduate courses;
  2. Enrollment patterns indicate that such needs are likely to continue;
  3. The department has made every attempt to use its existing full-time faculty (all ranks) to cover the undergraduate curriculum effectively;
  4. Lecturer consolidation proposals will be consistent with the planning that is documented in the Annual Academic Planning exercise and the departmentís strategic plan.

Consolidations require infusions of new funds into our salary budgets. We will therefore phase in the consolidations over multiple years. Please feel free to consult Susan Jackson about enrollment, curricular issues, and course coverage issues and the appropriate divisional Associate Dean of the Faculty as well.

Proposals of no more than one page per consolidation should be sent electronically to Gareth McFeely (garethmc@bu.edu) by August 9, 2010; no hard copy is required. In the case of multiple proposals from a single unit, priorities should be clearly indicated and explained. If your departmentís proposal is approved, you will be required to run an open search to fill the consolidation position. Faculty Actions will work with you on the appropriate means of advertising a vacancy.


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