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9.9.7 Draft MOU for Joint Appointments

Memorandum of Understanding
Joint Appointed Faculty
University of North Georgia

This Memorandum of Understanding outlines the joint appointment of [faculty FIRSTNAME LASTNAME] to [Unit A] and [Unit B] for [insert Terms involved: Academic Year, 12 months, multiple years, etc.] at [insert tenured/tenure-track/non-tenure] and rank of [insert rank].  At the expiration of the terms of this agreement, the MOU will be reevaluated with respect to workload distribution and/or changes in promotion/tenure needs or guidelines. 

1. The Home Unit: [Unit A/B] is designated as the administrative home unit. All laboratory and office space will be provided by [Unit A/B]. [Unit A/B] will supply administrative support, including contracts and grant administration. 

2. Salary: Salary will be budgeted within the faculty member’s Home Unit.

3. Teaching: Classes will be scheduled by the respective departments (i.e., [UNIT A] will schedule [UNIT A] classes and [Unit B] will schedule [Unit B] classes). In the case of cross-listed courses, [UNIT A/B] will remain the administering department and will collect course evaluations.

4. Workload: The normal teaching load for UNG faculty is 24 hours per academic year; exceptions are defined in attached documents. Professor LASTNAME will be expected to meet the following:

Specific Teaching and Service Workload Expectations:



Professor LASTNAME ___is/___is not eligible to serve on the departmental committees for [Unit A]. Professor LASTNAME ___is/___is not eligible to serve on the departmental committees for [Unit B].

Teaching and service expectations, including Advising, will be coordinated annually between the two Units. Service in both departments should be roughly that of the teaching expectations and with the above restrictions in mind, but jointly appointed faculty should be prepared to participate in both Units’ faculty meetings and to serve on ad hoc committees as needed. 

Scholarship Workload Expectations:

With regard to scholarship requirements, the expectations will normally be outlined by the Home Unit.  Exceptions should be noted in attached documentation.

5. Review of Personnel Actions: University policy requires that for jointly appointed faculty, reviews be coordinated between all involved departments. The Home Unit will take the lead on processing performance evaluations, promotion and tenure reviews, as well as merit decisions.  The Home Unit will seek the Sharing Unit’s input on review cases and then forward to the Dean of the Home Unit.  Merit and/or promotion consideration will follow the Home Unit’s departmental policies and process.   



Faculty Member






Department Head/Director Home Unit


Department Head/Director Shared Unit




Dean/Asst. or Assoc. VP, Home Unit


Dean/Asst. or Assoc. VP, Shared Unit




Provost and Senior VPAA


Senior VP for University Affairs (if needed)

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