Non-Senate (Non-Student) Titles used for Research and Scholarly Work
Professional Research Series
Document Inventory for Appointment to Professional Research SeriesSalary Scales - Professional Research
The Professional Research series is used for appointees who engage in independent research equivalent to that required for the Professor series and not for appointees whose duties are limited to making significant and creative contributions to a research project or to providing technical assistance to a research activity. Appointees with Professional Research titles do not have teaching responsibilities
Project Scientist Series
Document Inventory for Appointment to Project Scientist SeriesSalary Scales - Project Scientist
Project (e.g., Scientist series titles are given to those appointees who make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. Appointees with Project (e.g., Scientist ) titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities.
Postdoctoral Scholar Series
Document Inventory for Appointment to Postdoctoral Scholar Series
Salary Scale - PostDocs
Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are intended to provide a full-time program of advanced academic preparation and research training. Postdoctoral Scholars train under the direction and supervision of faculty mentors in preparation for academic or research careers. In addition to pursuing advanced preparation in research, Postdoctoral Scholars may be approved to engage in other activities to enhance teaching and other professional skills. If formal teaching duties are assigned, an appointee must hold both a Postdoctoral Scholar title and an appropriate teaching title. Under this circumstance, the full-time Postdoctoral Scholar appointment percentage will be reduced accordingly. Postdoctoral scholar appointments are temporary positions with fixed end dates.
Document Inventory for appointment to Specialist Series
The specialist series is used for academic appointees who are engaged in research in specialized areas and who do not have any teaching responsibilities. Candidates normally do not possess the terminal degree. Graduate students are not eligible for appointment to this series.
Research Associate / Research Fellow
No document inventory is required.
No Salary Scale
Research Associate : A non-salaried appointment intended to provide for visiting scholars and scientists of distinguished standing who may be recommended by departments and organized research units for such association with the university. The candidate must hold the degree of Ph.D. or possess training substantially equivalent to that required for the Ph.D., and must have demonstrated exceptional fitness in independent research in addition to that required for the Ph.D.
Research Fellow : A non-salaried appointment intended to provide for visiting fellows who come to the University, for example: National Research Council Fellow; Social Science Research Council; Commonwealth Fund Fellow; Rockefeller Foundation Fellow; traveling fellows from other universities, etc. The candidate must hold the degree of Ph.D. or possess training equivalent to that required for the Ph.D., but need not have had experience as an independent research worker aside from research done for the doctoral degree.