General University Reference Utility
POLICY'S INITIAL DATE: September 7, 1982
THIS VERSION EFFECTIVE: November 9, 1987
To establish the terms and conditions for making standing appointment offers to, and contracting the services of, individuals classified as academic or academic administrator.
All standing appointment faculty members will be employed on a 36-week (academic year) or a 48-week (extended year) contract. No standing appointment faculty member of The Pennsylvania State University shall have a contract commitment through the University in excess of 48 weeks in any fiscal year.
The letter offering a standing appointment to a candidate should include, as a minimum, the following:
A Memorandum of Personal Service is included with each letter offering a standing appointment to a faculty candidate. The approved Memorandum of Personal Service forms, one for the 36-week appointment and another for the 48-week appointment, can be obtained from the Office of Human Resources.
While standing appointment faculty members do not earn vacation leave as such, some academic units have established systems for defining days not on duty between the 48-week contract and the 52-week calendar year.
Standing appointment faculty members are entitled to the official University holidays. A listing of University holidays may be found in Policy HR34.
This policy statement is concerned only with the specific of the contractual commitment. Other personnel policies of the University are also pertinent to the hiring of standing appointment faculty and should be consulted.