Clinical Faculty comprise about 5% of bargaining unit members. These Clinical Instructors, and Clinical (Assistant/Associate) Professors, organize and supervise the clinical experiences of undergraduate and graduate students in certain departments. They also teach classes related to clinical work in their field. Clinical faculty are particularly numerous in the Education, Social Work and Music departments.
Clinical faculty are often practitioners in their fields (as therapists or musicians, for example) and they teach and supervise both graduate and undergraduate students. Clinical faculty have a great variety of academic backgrounds, from an Ed.D. to a LCSW, MFA or BFA. Their appointment titles reflect their experience as practitioners in the field. Clinical faculty’s contract length is highly variable, ranging from semester-long to multi-year contracts. Most clinical faculty work on nine-month contracts.