in the academic year, the department head will consult
with the college’s faculty to help determine the faculty
needs for the following academic year. The department’s
recommendations for decreases or increases are forwarded
to the dean along with justification in terms of work
load, including teaching and research, for any requests
for new faculty.
academic dean will review the recommendations, add any
pertinent information, give the dean’s priorities, and
forward them to the Provost.
Provost will review the recommendations and with the
approval of the president, authorize recruitment for
those positions that provide the best satisfaction of
the needs of the University.
department head has direct responsibility for discovering
prospective faculty members. Members of the faculty,
administrators and students are encouraged to suggest
possible prospects. The Provost must approve the invitation
for a prospective faculty member to visit Drexel. Normally
his/her approval will be obtained after s/he has reviewed
the resume and other information about the visitor.
prospective faculty member visiting Drexel will be asked
to present a review of his/her research activity or
of some specific part of it in a colloquium or seminar
to be attended by faculty members and students, both
graduate and undergraduate, of the department concerned,
and other interested faculty members. In addition, s/he
will be interviewed by the department head and members
of the departmental faculty and appropriate students
and administrators. S/he will be interviewed by the
President if the rank being considered for him/her is
that of Professor. During these preliminary interviews,
the tenure policy is discussed but rank and salary are
generally not discussed.
the President’s approval, the Provost’s Office will
prepare and send an original and one copy of the contract
and forward these to the prospective faculty member.
The contract letter must include the following.
of new faculty members usually are made for the academic
year beginning September 1, covering the academic year
to the completion of the following spring term. However,
an appointment may begin at the beginning of any quarter,
with adjusted salary and pay periods, if approved by
the department head, dean and provost.
must be stated clearly that summer employment is not
guaranteed and is dependent on department teaching load.
letter must state that tenure consideration will normally
be made in the sixth year of eligibility, how much credit
the faculty member brings toward the probationary period
(if any), the year by which the tenure review will be
made, and the granting of tenure will depend upon the
existence of an available position (See Tenure
Provost’s Office has a set cost for moving, any other
cost should come from the department head and/or dean.
is understood that in accepting a contract, the prospective
faculty member will participate in the Annuity Program
when required by the University policy. New faculty
members must contact the Human Resources Office immediately
after arriving on campus to set up an appointment for
processing required papers.
that is necessary to complete the contract is for the
prospective faculty member to sign, date and return
the copy of the contract. When it is received by the
provost, copies are made and sent to the necessary offices