This section outlines the available titles for instructor-rank faculty and scholars-in-residence, positions which generally hold longer-term appointments within a department.

Regent Policy 5-L serves as the source for these descriptions.

Instructor

Instructors usually have their master’s degree or its equivalent and should be otherwise well-qualified to teach at the undergraduate (primarily lower division) level. Instructors are not tenure-eligible and are employees at will. Individual schools and colleges may require Instructors to perform scholarly and/or service activities.

Senior Instructor

The rank of Senior Instructor gives higher recognition and salary than that of Instructor. Senior Instructors are not tenure-eligible and are considered employees at will. Individual schools and colleges may require Senior Instructors to perform scholarly and/or service activities. 

Scholar-in-Residence

The Scholar-in-Residence is a non-tenure track/ non-tenured faculty whose combination of academic background and career expertise in areas of business, industry, law, K-12 education, the arts or government makes them valuable contributors to the undergraduate or graduate curricula. These individuals normally hold the terminal degree appropriate for their disciplines, but have spent much or all of their career outside academia. The Scholar-in-Residence would be under contract primarily to provide classroom instruction in their area of expertise. In additional to these instructional activities, they also may have program management, fundraising, and/or student career advising responsibilities that require the talents and experiences developed in their careers outside academia. Scholars-in-Residence earn the same benefits as those earned by instructor-rank faculty, including membership in the Faculty. They are employees at will.