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Special Appointments

Old Dominion University will, under special circumstances, offer one- and two-year special contracts for academic (non-tenure track) teaching faculty positions. These appointments may be made without a formal search. The maximum number of consecutive years these contracts may be offered to any given individual will be three years. An appointee is eligible to compete for a renewable position in a formal search.

Special circumstances include:

  • Funding difficulties that limit long-term commitments

  • Unexpected employment situations such as deaths, resignations, failed searches

  • Unexpected enrollment increases

  • Time and timing required to plan for a programmatic change, to define a new or revised plan or position

           All special appointments must be recommended by the appropriate chair and dean and be approved by the provost and vice president for academic affairs.

- Approved by the president
July 7, 2003
Revised May 26, 2011


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