SAMPLE OFFER LETTER:                MODIFIED SERVICE FACULTY POSITION

                                                            Departmentalized College/School



                                   

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Dear Professor                      :


The Dean of the College/School of                           has authorized me to offer you an appointment to the following faculty position in the Department of                                 at The University of Texas at Austin:


Title:                                                   Professor (Modified Service)

Period of Appointment:                    9/1/11 – 1/15/12

Percent Time:                                    50.00%

Nine-month Academic Rate:            $75,000

Total Stipend:                                    $18,750


This temporary appointment is without tenure and for the above-stated period only.

 

This appointment is without tenure and is subject to confirmation by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.  All faculty, administrators, and staff are subject to the relevant provisions of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents and the Handbook of Operating Procedures of The University of Texas at Austin. The salary figure represents the gross salary and is subject to deductions as required by federal and state law and, if permitted by law, such other deductions as you may authorize.


Your teaching assignment will be <number> section(s) of <course number and title>. Should enrollment fluctuate, causing cancellation of any course section you have been assigned to teach, the percent time of your appointment or your assignment may be adjusted in accordance <college/school/departmental> policy.  As a member of our teaching faculty, you will be expected to participate in the course-instructor evaluations.


It is recommended that you check with Human Resource Services – Insurance and Retirement concerning your insurance status while on modified service appointment.  Normally, so long as your appointment is half time for the semester, your primary insurance coverage will be through your UT Austin insurance plan.


This offer is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a credentialing requirement that the University must satisfy for institutional accreditation.  If you have not previously completed the enclosed Official Degree Certification Authorization for Current Faculty form, you will need to do so at this time and return it to the department for forwarding to the provost's office for processing.  If you have completed the form, please let me know this, so we can report this information to the provost's office.


Please indicate your acceptance of this appointment by signing the original of this letter and returning it to me.  The copy should be retained for your records.  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this appointment.


Sincerely,




<Name>

Department Chair


cc:        Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory L. Fenves

Dean <Name>


Enclosure:      Official Transcript Authorization for New Faculty


I accept this offer of appointment:



                                                                                                                                   

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