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Policy Manual – Appointment: System Professor, Researcher or Administrator

HUMAN RESOURCES AND LABOR RELATIONS
Section 404.5 Appointment – System Professor, Researcher or Administrator

Effective: 11/18/85
Last Revised: 3/15/10
Responsible Office: Human Resources

Policy Statement:

Appointment as a University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator allows the University of Maine System and the State of Maine to continue to benefit from the individual’s professional expertise and experience in teaching, conducting research or leadership projects in various areas.

Individuals with a minimum of three years of service as a Chancellor or President in the University of Maine System are eligible to pursue an appointment as a University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator.

A University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator’s appointment, specific duties, and responsibilities shall be determined on an individual basis by the Board in consultation with the individual involved. When the duties involve a specific university assignment, the President and the appropriate unit of that institution shall also be consulted by the Board of Trustees.

Appointment as a University of Maine System Professor, Research or Administrator is not a right and is granted by the Board of Trustees in their discretion.  A President or Chancellor who holds previously granted faculty rank or tenure and who has the right to assume a faculty position is not eligible for appointment as University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator.
Conditions of Appointment

The salary and other terms and conditions of employment of a University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator shall be established by the Board.

Procedures:

1. The salary shall be computed at a rate of 66.6% of the individual’s salary at the time of appointment. This amount is for a fiscal year appointment and will be adjusted for an academic year or other work year.  The salary and support budget shall be provided on an on-going basis from a separate System account as approved by the Board of Trustees.

2. Following appointment as a University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator the individual shall be eligible for salary increases as determined periodically by the Board of Trustees.

3.  After completion of three or more years of satisfactory service as president or chancellor, an individual shall be eligible to request a non-renewable one-year appointment as University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator at a fiscal-year salary equal to 66.6% of the last annual salary as president or chancellor.

After completion of five or more years of satisfactory service as president or chancellor, an individual shall be eligible to request a non-renewable two-year appointment as University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator at a fiscal-year salary equal to 66.6% of the last annual salary as president or chancellor.

After completion of seven or more years of satisfactory service as president or chancellor, an individual shall be eligible to request a non-renewable three-year appointment as University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator at a fiscal-year salary equal to 66.6% of the last annual salary as president or chancellor.

Appointment as University of Maine System Professor, Researcher, or Administrator is subject to approval of the Board of Trustees and will be in accordance with the provisions of Board policy 404.5.  Board policy 404.5 may be amended by the Board.  Terms of employment not addressed in Board policy 404.5 shall be in accordance with provisions of the Handbook.  Any sabbatical granted following completion of service as President or Chancellor shall be included in the appointment term as University of Maine System Professor, Researcher, or Administrator.

4.  The appointee shall be subject to the same review process as individuals in equivalent positions and is subject to discontinuation for cause or for financial and program reasons.

5.  A University of Maine System Professor, Researcher or Administrator holding a university or system-wide appointment may have assigned to him or her such graduate and undergraduate  research assistants and/or secretarial assistance as agreed upon in the terms of the appointment and shall be provided a suitable office, appropriately furnished.