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Academic Personnel Services

Volunteer Faculty

Adjunct Professor, Faculty Associate and Research Associate are special volunteer designations at HSU.

HSU Faculty Handbook, Section 500 (PDF) – Faculty Membership – provides information on Volunteer designations

Adjunct Professors

  • The professional qualifications of Adjunct Professors are equivalent to the qualifications expected of a regular faculty member
  • The designation carries no rank or emolument, though Adjunct Professors may be given library privileges and an email account
  • Adjunct Professors are appointed for a renewable term of five years

Faculty Associates

  • Faculty Associates are persons of distinguished academic preparation or accomplishments that wish to associate temporarily with the University for the purpose of the advancement of learning
  • The designation carries no rank or emolument, though Faculty Associates may be given library privileges and an email account
  • Faculty Associates are generally appointed for a renewable term of one year

Research Associates

  • A Research Associate is envisioned as an individual who is a productive researcher and grantsperson
  • The designation carries no rank or emolument, though Research Associates may be given library privileges and an email account
  • Research Associates are appointed for a renewable term of one to five years

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