CAREER PARTNERS PROGRAM -
FTE for Ladder-Rank Faculty Appointments
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 regular 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
for Career Partners is accomplished through a three-way partnership:
the recruiting unit of the primary appointee provides 1/3 FTE
the host unit of the spouse/partner provides 1/3 FTE
the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor provides 1/3 FTE
the Career Partners Program involves collaboration with the School
of Medicine, the partial FTE provided by a general campus unit and
by the Executive Vice Chancellor must be filled in a general campus
a Career Partner recruitment prove unsuccessful, or if a Career
Partner incumbent leaves UCI, the partial FTE's supporting the position
will revert to their originating units.
B. Career Partner Requests
the primary recruiting unit and the partner's unit have agreed
to pursue the Career Partner hire, the Chair of the primary unit
should submit a request to the Executive Vice Chancellor for the
final 1/3 FTE. This request should include
1. An explanation of the primary recruitment effort giving rise
to the request for a Career Partner position;
Statements of support for the proposal from the Chair and Dean
of the primary recruiting unit with commitment of 1/3 FTE;
Statements of support from the Chair and Dean of the proposed
host unit of the spouse/partner with commitment of 1/3 FTE.
the Executive Vice Chancellor has approved the request for the
final 1/3 FTE, the recruiting and co-sponsoring units will be
authorized to proceed with the Career Partner appointment according
to existing campus procedures.
C. Appointment Process
appointment process for a Career Partner hire will follow the
normal Academic Personnel procedures for faculty appointments,
including review by the Council on Academic Personnel. The required
file documentation for the appointment at the proposed rank should
be assembled by the spouse/partner's department and submitted
through normal channels via the Dean's Office to Academic Personnel.
Each case will be judged on its academic merit, and the appointee
should not be referred to as a "career partner hire"
within the dossier.
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.