NTT Teaching Faculty :
Teaching faculty make up between 75% and 80% of all bargaining unit members for NTFC Local #6546. These instructors, lecturers, teaching professors and teaching associates teach a significant part of all undergraduate classes on campus and on-line. They are particularly numerous in the English and Math Departments, in the Dept. of Statistics, Accounting, Business, Communication, Agriculture and in the performing arts.
Teaching faculty teach both graduate and undergraduate classes. In fact, some NTTs teach only graduate students in programs such as business, accounting, and Labor and Employment Relations. We also have members who teach younger students at the University Primary School, while others teach international students at the Intensive English Institute who are not enrolled at the University.
Most teaching faculty have the terminal degree in their field, usually a Ph.D. or an MFA. This is sometimes indicated by their title (lecturer). A few teaching faculty have recently been awarded the title “Teaching Assistant Professor”, a new pathway for promotion outside the tenure track.
In general, title and promotion and length of service are not related to salary for NTT teaching faculty. Like other NTTs, teaching faculty almost always work on a nine month basis with a year to year contract.