Joint Faculty Appointments

Joint faculty members are based on one campus with teaching responsibilities on multiple campuses.

Five College Joint Faculty Appointments help our institutions maintain or develop their curricula by sharing appointments. Joint appointees are based at a single campus (the position's home campus), but teach at one or more other campuses on a rotating basis. The procedures of the position's home campus and department govern the review and promotion process, with input from the other campuses sharing in the position. Joint appointments are generally tenure track or continuing.

Faculty members holding Five College joint appointments have enriched scholarship and creative work and teaching at all five institutions for nearly 70 years. The commitment of Five College joint faculty members to working cooperatively across the campuses strengthens the intellectual communities and curricula at their home campuses and throughout the consortium.

More than 80 joint faculty members -- in at least 33 different fields -- have served in visiting, three-year, or tenure track appointments since 1948. Tenure rates for those appointed to joint tenure-track positions compare very favorably with the tenure rates for those appointed to tenure-track positions based fully at a single campus.