Regular, Temporary, or Term Appointments
A regular staff member is one who works in a position that is expected to continue indefinitely. However, a regular position is at will and carries no guarantee of continued employment.
A temporary staff member is an at will employee who works on a temporary basis for a period not to exceed one year. The University tries to keep these positions under three months.
A term staff member is an at will employee employed temporarily, usually for a term in excess of six months. A term appointee has no guarantee of continued employment. Term appointees for terms in excess of two years are treated as regular staff in matters relating to benefits and accruals for time away from work. Term appointees for terms of at least one academic year are treated as regular staff in terms of eligibility for the University’s health care plan and holiday/sick leave.
Post-Baccalaureate Fellows and Interns
A post-baccalaureate fellow/intern is a recent graduate who is looking to expand their knowledge in their field. They work on special projects or a series of projects and research as an extension of their education. The time spent as a post-bacc/intern is a stepping stone for the employee as they move into their career path or master's program. A critical piece of this time is the mentoring they receive from their supervisor(s). These positions will be term appointments of at least 6-9 months but typically will not to exceed 2 years.