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2,550: Types of Contract Arrangements for Faculty

Last Revised: October 2009

1. "A" Contract Guidelines

The "A" contract is the basic contract for administrative, research, and instructional faculty engaged in year-round programs. "A" contracts for instructional faculty require advance approval by the executive vice president & provost. "A" contract faculty are obligated for assigned duties throughout the year except for official state holidays. "A" contract faculty may take annual leave when desired if it does not conflict with normally assigned or specially required duties of the department or unit and as approved or directed by the supervisor. Part-time "A" contract faculty receive their regular salary during a week in which a holiday occurs. If the holiday occurs on a regularly scheduled day off, the faculty member does not receive additional compensation or time off to accommodate for that holiday.

Administrative "A" Contract Guidelines - Ten and Eleven Month Contracts

Ten or eleven month Administrative "A" faculty contracts are a subset of "A" contracts for administrative faculty. These contracts may be issued when the nature of the work does not require a full twelve month commitment. The contractual period must be clearly delineated in the remarks section of the Terms of Employment. Salary is prorated to the term of the contract; however, the faculty member is paid over a twelve month period. Annual leave is only accrued during the contract period. Sick leave is accrued for each month the faculty member is paid. All other benefits and policies are the same as the twelve month Administrative "A" contract faculty.

2. "B" Contract Guidelines

The "B" contract is the basic contract for instructional faculty engaged in assigned activities during the academic year.

The normal "B" contract consists of 168-169 working days (weekends and holidays are excluded) which coincides with the academic year calendar. Non-contract days include summer (end of spring semester to beginning of fall semester), winter break (the period between the fall and spring semester), and spring break (one week).

"B" contract faculty may accept supplemental appointments in conformity with university procedures for university services for periods of time not included in the "B" contract.

3. Stipends for Academic Faculty

Both "A" and "B" contract academic faculty may be designated as part-time administrators and be issued administrative stipends for additional administrative duties. There are two stipend matrices: one applies to the School of Medicine Clinical Faculty and the other applies to all other academic faculty. These stipend matrices are built on the assumption that there is a desire for strong academic leadership at the University and a need for consistency and equity in administrative stipends for academic faculty. Such stipends are assigned a cell or level based on the complexity of the unit or program and the level of management responsibility and authority of the administrator.

Description of the cell model:

Each model is two-dimensional with three levels within each dimension. The horizontal dimension represents the complexity of a unit or program with "X" being the least complex and "Z" being the most complex. The vertical dimension is the level of the management responsibility and authority of the position of the unit or program administrator with "I" representing the position of an administrator with the least responsibility and "III" representing maximum responsibility and authority.

Calculation for the Model:

The range in Cell II-X is 25% lower than Cell II-Y, and the range of Cell II-Z is 25% higher than Cell II-Y.

Cells I-X through I-Z are 35% lower than Cells II-X through II-Z and Cells III-X through III-Z are 35% higher than Cells II-X through II-Z.

Last update July 2006:

Academic Faculty

Complexity
Management Responsibility
& Authority
XYZ
III $8,100-13,500 $10,800-18,000 $13,500-22,600
II $6,000-10,000 $8,000-(10,694)-13,400 $10,000-16,700
I $1,000-6,500 $5,200-8,700 $6,500-10,900

Last update July 2005:

UNR School of Medicine Clinical Faculty

Complexity
Management Responsibility
& Authority
XYZ
III $16,000-26,600 $21,000-35,600 $26,600-45,000
II $12,000-20,000 $16,000-(21,000)-26,000 $20,000-33,000
I $7,700-13,000 $10,000-17,000 $13,000-21,400

Administrative Stipends for Resident Physicians:

Residents identified in their final year of training may be designated as part-time administrators and be issued administrative stipends. Such stipends are assigned based upon each individual program's guidelines, which is referenced in the School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education handbook.

Determination of Placement of Individual Stipends:

After initial implementation, changes in the complexity of the unit or program or assigned responsibility and authority could - in subsequent years - increase or decrease the stipend (and reassignment time) within the placement level. The placement of a unit or program administrative stipend on the model wi11be reviewed by the Administrative Faculty Salary Placement Committee upon request if the position has significant change in either dimension of the models.

  1. The dean and the unit or program administrator will jointly consider the above criteria as a guideline in completing an Academic Stipend Questionnaire defining the dimensions of complexity and management responsibility and authority.
  2. The Placement Committee reviews the recommendations from the stipend request and forwards its recommendation of cell assignment and stipend amount to the executive vice president & provost for approval.
  3. The executive vice president & provost will notify the respective dean of the unit or program with a letter of approval/disapproval of the Stipend Questionnaire, cell assignment, and stipend amount.
  4. 4. If the dean does not concur with the recommendation, the Placement Committee will again review the Stipend Questionnaire and then forward its recommendation to the executive vice president & provost for approval. The executive vice president & provost will notify the respective dean of the unit or program of the final decision after the appeal with a letter of approval/disapproval of the Stipend Questionnaire, cell assignment, and stipend amount.

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