Recruit and Appointment
Job Offer and Appointment
Part-time lecturer (“PTL”) positions are appointed by the individual academic unit and are appointed on a semester by semester basis. A search is not required for a PTL appointment.
According to the Agreement between Rutgers University and the Part-time Lecturer Faculty Chapter of AAUP-AFT, AFL-CIO, PTLs who are available for employment in a particular semester may submit a written notification of availability to the department in which they want to be employed. However, availability does not guarantee appointment. Departments should acknowledge receipt of such notification and compile a list of available PTLs for each course to which PTLs may be assigned. PTLs who have served at least twelve semesters as a PTL at Rutgers University should be given priority in appointment over a PTL who has not served at least twelve semesters, where the appointment meets the academic and fiscal needs of the department, program and/or unit. When financial constraints necessitate the appointment of a PTL with less than twelve semesters of service as a PTL at Rutgers, rather than a PTL with at least twelve semesters of such service, there must also be educational reasons to do so.
PTLs should be provided the following information in writing before the first day of class or, in the case of mitigating circumstances, as soon thereafter as is feasible: title, salary, department, the period for which the appointment is effective, course(s) assigned, approximate number of students which he/she expected to teach in the section for which he/she is hired, duties attendant to the course assignment, and other information which the department may deem necessary for a PTL to carry out his/her duties. A list of programs and resources at Rutgers relating to professional development shall be attached to the PTL's appointment letter. Dean’s offices or departments are encouraged to give a letter of appointment to a PTL at the time the PTL is offered employment for that semester.
Further, newly hired PTLs must sign a completed Oath or Affirmation form.
There is no University policy on the number of courses a PTL should teach during a particular semester. However, from an academic standpoint, if a PTL instructor is regularly going to be teaching greater than a 2/2 course load AY, consideration should be given by the unit to give a part time or full time annual contract to the instructor. For further information regarding PTL course loads, please consult with the Office of Academic Labor Relations at (848) 932-7174.
According to the Agreement between Rutgers University and the Part-time Lecturer Faculty Chapter of AAUP-AFT, AFL-CIO, individual departments should provide written notice by August 1 to the PTLs who will be recommended for re-appointment for the Fall semester, and should provide written notice by December 31 to the PTLs who will be recommended for re-appointment in the Spring semester. Any PTL who has taught for at least four consecutive semesters or four consecutive years, and who has provided written notice of availability for employment in a particular semester to the department in which they wish to be employed, who is not reappointed, should be given written notice by the start of that semester specifying the reasons for this action, with a copy provided to the PTLFC-AAUP-AFT and the Office of Academic Labor Relations.
Additional Useful Information for New PTL Appointments
New Brunswick- http://uhr.rutgers.edu/misc/RUConnection.htm
Newark – http://nwkparking.rutgers.eduNew Brunswick – http://rudots.rutgers.edu/fac_staffpark.shtml