Individuals who are not employed by UMMS, UMMHC, or a University-approved external foundation or agency and who are not eligible for appointment as Adjunct or Visiting Faculty may be appointed as Affiliate Faculty based on their expected contributions to UMMS educational and research programs.
This category includes, but is not limited to, Courtesy Staff appointed to UMMMC; individuals at UMMS regional campuses (such as UMMS-Baystate); members of the medical, nursing or other health professions at affiliated hospitals, other health care facilities or in private practice; individuals based at research institutions, and retired UMMS Faculty who are actively engaged in UMMS educational and research programs.
Note: Affiliate Faculty were categorized as “Voluntary” Faculty under the previous APP.
Individuals are appointed to a one-year term on recommendation by the chair or GSN Dean (as applicable) and approval through the procedures for appointment and promotion. Individuals may be appointed or promoted to the ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, according to the eligibility and criteria for these ranks.
Individuals may be reappointed annually on review and recommendation by the chair or GSN Dean and approval by the SOM Dean (if applicable) and Provost or their designee.
Individuals may resign their faculty appointment on prior written notification to the chair or GSN Dean (as applicable) at the earliest possible opportunity, but at least 90 days prior to the effective date of resignation.
The appointment of an Affiliate Faculty member may be terminated at any time by the chair, SOM Dean, or GSN Dean (as applicable) on prior written notification to the individual at least 30 days in advance of termination of appointment.
Contingency of UMMS Faculty Appointment
The appointment of an Affiliate Faculty member who is employed by an affiliated organization is contingent on continued employment of the individual by the affiliated organization and the affiliation agreement with that organization. In the event that either or both of these conditions are no longer in effect, the Faculty appointment will end coterminously.