The University of Iowa

Adjunct (FA11-17) faculty hold their primary position elsewhere. This person may be a P&S staff member at the University or employed elsewhere in the surrounding community, whose areas of expertise are insufficiently represented on the faculty. Adjunct faculty ordinarily hold a terminal degree in the field and their responsibilities may involve teaching, teaching support, research, patient care, or clinical/practicum supervision. Information regarding the Adjunct promotion process can be found in the Promotion Procedures for Adjunct Faculty Members.

These appointments must be less than 50% and may or may not be compensated. Adjunct appointments are always temporary, part-time and do not include benefits.

An Equal Opportunity and Diversity search is not required and appointments may be made for up to three years. For a complete description of search/posting requirements, see Search/Posting Guidance document.

At the end of the appointment term, the faculty member and the position should be reviewed. If desired, reappointment for another term of up to three years can be made by processing a Change in Status Faculty Status form. The Appointment or Change in Status form and attachments are routed in workflow from the Department to the Dean's Office to the Office of the Provost for electronic signature. 

An Adjunct can be appointed at 0% and put into pay status by initiating an Adjunct Support Form. After indicating a start date for the period to be paid, choose the most appropriate paygroup. When paying a P&S employee for teaching duties via a Special Compensation form, a current 0% adjunct appointment must first be created (see Special Compensation).

Required Workflow Attachments and Offer Letter Elements