FTE for Ladder-Rank Faculty Appointments
The Career Partners Program was formally initiated at UCI in 1997-98 in response to the employment needs of dual-career academic partners. UCI recognizes the importance of an environment in which frequently more than just a single faculty appointment must be considered.
The primary goal of the Career Partners Program is to recruit excellent new faculty to join the ladder professorial ranks. In exceptional cases, this program may be used for the retention of current faculty. The Career Partners Program using shared FTE is not the only avenue through which a unit might pursue a partner hire. Deans may choose to set aside portions of their resource allocations to be used exclusively for partner hires.
Interim Funding Assistance
Academic units may request Interim Funding Assistance from the Office of Academic Affairs to support the transitional employment needs of academically qualified spouses/partners of new ladder-rank faculty at UCI. In some cases, Interim Funding Assistance may be used to retain UCI faculty.
The recruiting department should make efforts to assist the spouse/partner in seeking permanent academic positions outside of UCI if the department is unable to continue the appointment. In all cases, commitments by the Office of Academic Affairs for interim funding will not exceed a period of two years. Transitional employment opportunities for academically qualified spouses/partners may include appointments as Lecturers or appointments in research-related positions.
Questions about this program and the required documentation may be directed to Vice Provost Diane O’Dowd at (949) 824-0663 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.