Faculty Appointments

Faculty Appointment Classifications & Appointment Procedures

Establishing an entirely new position:

Step 1: Initiate the process of faculty appointment by submitting a position maintenance form to the Office of Budget and Planning to establish a position number.

Step 2*: Contact the Office of Human Resources and Payroll to search for a candidate through the eWork recruitment tool and initiate a new appointment on an existing or new position number.

        *This step does not apply to adjunct faculty, affiliate faculty, or emeritus faculty.

Step 3: Once a candidate is selected, the following procedures must be completed based on appointment type.

General Personnel Information

For faculty appointments with additional administrative assignment, please contact the Director of Personnel Operations in the Office of the Provost.

Please see Graduate Student Appointments for information on appointments specific to graduate students.

Faculty Appointments

Tenured Faculty

Initial Appointment


Additional Assignments

Administrative/Professional Faculty

Governing Policy

Initial Appointment

The online Faculty Hiring Proposal process must be completed for all administrative or professional faculty positions that are competitively recruited are vetted through the online recruitment system (eWorks) .

Administrative or professional faculty hired by waiver from search will continue to be processed by submitting the following:

Additional Assignments


University Affiliate Faculty Appointments

Initial Appointment


Emeritus Faculty Appointments

Understand Recruiting Policies and Procedures

Academic recruitment is a complex endeavor. Mason deploys a number of solutions for talent acquisition.