7. Initial Appointments and Reappointments at the Same Rank


Clarity and transparency about the appointment and reappointment process, length of contract, and notification of reappointment or non-reappointment are among the most important faculty concerns. Teaching load, scholarly and service responsibilities, contract length, and reappointment procedures vary across academic ranks and schools. These variations are necessary to meet specific departmental and college needs. At the same time, we believe that there should be a University-wide framework and general guidelines to ensure that the parameters of each faculty appointment are clearly communicated at each step of the faculty career at Boston University.