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The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook


6.M Applicability of Tenure to Research Faculty, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Clinical Faculty

Research faculty (research professor and research scientist tracks), librarians, curators, archivists, and clinical faculty are not tenured. In some instances, however, research professors and research scientists may be eligible for bridge funding should sponsored funding lapse. See section 5.M “Cessation of Funding for Appointments Supported by Grants and Contracts.” After a two-year probationary review, University librarians enjoy some protection against job loss. Research professors, research scientists, librarians, curators, and archivists may also hold instructional appointments, and if so, the portion of the appointment held in the instructional units may be tenured.

Faculty Handbook: Tenure: