Visiting, Non-Regular, and Miscellaneous Appointments

Appointment Letters

Adjuncts, visitors, and emeriti are limited appointments and require annual letters.

Department administrators will need to send the appropriate offer letter (available on the Provost’s website) via e-mail as an attachment to the Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, copying the appropriate divisional Associate Dean's administrative coordinator. Typically, the Dean’s FOAPAL pays for non-regular faculty but, on occasion, a different FOAPAL will pay. In these instances, please include the FOAPAL in the e-mail. Because emeriti are continually active in the system, it is not necessary to appoint them annually. However, the salary will need to be processed through Faculty Jobs with a comment about the course they are teaching.

Please pay close attention to the following language:

When the faculty member teaches a single course, the following language is used: 

  • In the event that the course you are teaching is canceled, or you are unable to fulfill your duties, your salary will be prorated accordingly.

When the faculty member teaches more than one course, the following language is used:

  • In the event that one or more of the courses you are teaching is canceled, or you are unable to fulfill your duties, your salary will be prorated accordingly. 

If there are no other items related to the appointment, delete the following language: 

  • The Department of XXXX and/or the University have agreed to the following items related to your appointment:

Signature Lines for the Dean and Associate Deans:


Sarah A. Mustillo
I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean

Peter Holland
Associate Dean for the Arts and Special Professional Faculty

Margaret Meserve
Associate Dean for the Humanities and Faculty Affairs

Michael Priess
Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Research