Non-faculty research employees contribute directly to our research productivity and are an important part of the research enterprise at Boston University. This is a varied and complex group.
This special Task Force worked to develop a comprehensive look forward for non-faculty research staff at BU, including recommendations that create consistency across the University and better provide support and advancement opportunities for these employees.
Professor of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences
Director, Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs
Associate Vice President, Sponsored Programs
Executive Director, Human Resources
Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering; and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs, ENG
Associate Vice President and University Comptroller
Professor, Department of Earth & Environment, CAS
Director of Compensation, Human Resources
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology; and Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Sciences, MED
Managing Director, International Students & Scholars Office
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology; and Associate Dean for Research
In 2010, a new classification system and set of human resources policies and procedures were developed for non-faculty research employees. After several years of experience with the existing system, it has become clear that the variety of titles and position descriptions require streamlining and that the policies and procedures for appointment, compensation, advancement, performance reviews, and eligibility for accrual of sick and vacation time should be reviewed and standardized.
- Develop clear guidelines for determining academic privileges for these roles.
- Clarify and standardize the position descriptions and classifications for non-faculty research employees.
- Clarify and standardize relevant policies and procedures that are applied to each classification.
- Determine the relevant academic privileges for each classification.
Committee members can access information and documents here.