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Part Time Faculty Appointments

Part time (including adjunct) faculty members in the Faculty Of Health Sciences are governed by the McMaster University Policy entitled: Procedures for Other Appointments within the Faculty of Health Sciences

If you are interested in obtaining a Part-time (including adjunct) appointment, please contact the relevant Department Chair or Associate Dean. The Chair/Associate Dean can determine the best appointment type and rank based on your qualifications and/or expected contributions.

If you are a practicing Midwife, please contact the Midwifery Education Program directly for information on obtaining a faculty appointment.

Interested in teaching at one of our Regional Campuses located in Kitchener/Waterloo and Niagara? Please contact the Regional Assistant Dean for the campus to discuss avaialble opportunities.

 

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  • Part Time Appointments
  • Adjunct Ranks

Part Time Appointments

Part time appointments are granted to recognize academic contributions within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Part time appointments can be made at the following ranks:

Clinical Educators Non-Clinical Educators
Clinical Lecturer Lecturer (Part Time)
Assistant Clinical Professor Assistant Professor (Part Time)
Associate Clinical Professor Associate Professor (Part Time)
Clinical Professor Professor (Part Time)

Expectations of Part Time Faculty

Those appointed as part time faculty are expected to contribute a minimum of 100 weighted hours to education each year. The specific contributions will be mutually agreed upon in advance between the appointee and the Department Chair (or delegate).

Appointees are required to maintain in good standing their hospital privileges and/or license or membership with a relevant regulatory authority (if applicable).

There will be some part time academic appointments which are made for research and/or administrative purposes. These appointments will have defined research/administrative expectations which will be mutually agreed upon in advance between the appointee and the Department Chair/Associate Dean.

Faculty members who will contribute less than 100 hours annually may be eligible for appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) or Part Time Lecturer (Adjunct) as described in the “Adjunct Appointments” tab above.

Part time Faculty who contribute in excess of 270 hours of educational activities for a sustained period may be eligible to apply for a bursary for their dependents or spouse. Full details regarding eligibility for bursary can be found under “Current Faculty – Part Time/Adjunct Faculty" from the left navigation bar.

Appointments are renewable in increments of up to 3 years. Additionally, part time faculty members are eligible for promotion through the ranks. Information on the renewal and promotion processes can be found under the "Current Faculty" tab.

Appointment to an Adjunct rank

Although commonly referred to as "Adjunct Appointments", these appointments are actually specific ranks within the Faculty of Health Sciences Part Time appointment category.

Part time appointments at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) or Lecturer (Adjunct) are granted to recognize academic contributions within the Faculty of Health Sciences. The use of the term Adjunct implies that the expected educational commitment of the individual faculty member is less than that of a person appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor or Lecturer (Part Time).

Expectations of those appointed as a Part Time (Adjunct) Faculty Member

Faculty members, appointed to an adjunct rank are expected to provide a minimum of 150 weighted hours of educational contributions over a three year period.

The specific educational contributions will be mutually agreed upon in advance between the appointee and the Department Chair (or delegate). Appointees are required to maintain in good standing their hospital privileges and/or license or membership with a relevant regulatory authority (if applicable).

Appointments are renewable in increments of up to 3 years. Information on the renewal process can be found under the “Current Faculty” tab.

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