Policy Revision: APM 330 – Specialist Series

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August 24, 2015


Re: Academic Personnel Policy – APM – 330, Specialist Series

Attached is the revised Academic Personnel Policy, revising APM – 330, Specialist Series.

APM – 330, Specialist Series
The revised policy is issued to be effective July 1, 2015. All Specialists appointed on or after July 1, 2015 are subject to the revised policy. All Specialists with appointments beginning before July 1, 2015 are subject to the new policy with the exception of provisions for appointment and advancement criteria (APM – 330-10), qualification (APM – 330-11), and recommendation and review (APM – 330-80).

Specialist Series Toolkit
A Specialist Series Toolkit is provided with the revised policy. The Toolkit was developed three years ago in consultation with systemwide subject matter experts and the Office of General Counsel based on best practices collected from the campus Academic Personnel Offices. The Toolkit is intended to provide a hands-on reference manual to be employed by faculty and staff involved in recruiting, selecting, appointing, and advancing individuals engaged in research.

Postdoc vs. Specialist Titles
Within the toolkit, our office has also included the Postdoc vs. Specialist Titles Chart. The Specialist Series Toolkit can be found online at: https://ap.uci.edu/specialists/.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the Academic Personnel analyst assigned to your school.


Diane K. O’Dowd
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

cc: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lavernia, Chief Personnel Officer, Department Managers, Academic Personnel

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