The rank of Lecturer is used only for appointment of faculty members who are employed by the University but whose anticipated academic contributions are likely to be limited due to geographic issues and/or to the nature of their other assigned duties. Such faculty may include those with terminal degrees who are employed through Commonwealth Medicine. Should the academic contributions of such individuals increase, however, these faculty may be transferred to another rank and evaluated using the criteria normally employed for appointment and promotion in that track. Appointees in this track are described in Article 5, Section 5.6 of the Academic Personnel Policy.