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Adjunct and Affiliate Faculty

The faculty of the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering can appoint an adjunct or affiliate faculty to the department when that person’s interests are relevant to ours and when that person has made a significant contribution to our department in the areas of teaching or research and appears to be likely to continue to do so.

To qualify for or maintain an annual appointment of adjunct and affiliate, faculty are expected to participate in at least one, but preferably more than one, of the following activities annually:

  • Seminar participation or guest speaking.
  • Identification of opportunities and supervision of internship or student projects.
  • Teaching or co-teaching of courses available to HCDE students.
  • Supervision of research projects related or unrelated to thesis or dissertation work.
  • Thesis or dissertation committee membership.
  • Participation in advisory or governance groups for the Department.
  • Collaboration in the Department’s research and/or teaching activities.
  • Participation in new course development, including development of teaching materials and content for Department courses.

Additional activities and other forms of involvement are discretionary, and adjunct and affiliate faculty are encouraged to participate in University affairs in relation to their interests and time availability.

Adjunct appointments in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering are governed by the following section of the Faculty Code (vol. II–33, section 24–34):

"An adjunct appointment is made only to a faculty member (including one in each research professorial rank) already holding a primary appointment in another department. This title recognizes the contributions of a member of the faculty to a secondary department. Adjunct appointments do not confer governance or voting privileges or eligibility for tenure in the secondary department. These appointments are annual; the question of their renewal shall be considered each year by the faculty of the secondary department."

Affiliate appointments in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering are governed by the following section of the Faculty Code (vol. II–33, section 24–34):

"Appointment with an affiliate rank requires qualifications comparable to those required for appointment to the corresponding rank. It recognizes the professional contribution of an individual whose principal employment responsibilities lie outside the colleges or schools of the University. Affiliate appointments are annual; the question of their renewal shall be considered each year by the faculty of the department (or undepartmentalized college or school) in which they are held."

Reappointment, Appointment, and Promotion of Adjunct and Affiliate Faculty

Adjunct and affiliate faculty appointments are made and/or renewed every year during fall quarter. Each fall the Chair’s Office will request that each adjunct and affiliate faculty member or potential member document their participation in departmental activities. To be considered for appointment or reappointment, candidates will be asked to submit an updated CV and a list of activities about their involvement with the department in the previous year. For the initial appointment, one recommendation letter from an HCDE voting faculty member is required.

Adjunct and affiliate faculty will be eligible to be considered for promotion every year after serving in rank for the time that normally pertains for regular faculty (e.g., six years for Assistant Professors and with a wider range anticipated for Associate Professors). Promotion will require demonstrated evidence of ongoing involvement and success in those activities which the individual has undertaken for the Department, and a plan for continued contribution.