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Research Faculty Appointments


Research Faculty includes the following titles:

  • Research Professor
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Senior Research Investigator
  • Research Scientist-Professor
  • Research Scientist-Associate Professor
  • Research Scientist-Assistant Professor

Appointees are professional investigators who support the research mission of the University.
The Office of the Provost advises on the process for Research Faculty appointments and hiring activities are coordinated by the schools and units.


For University Research Institutes and Centers’ appointments, after all required signatures are obtained at the PI/center director, submit the following to

  • Recommendation form
  • Applicant’s current CV
  • Letter of Recommendation and faculty vote, required for New appointment and Promotion


If you have any questions regarding the appointment process, please contact Research Administrative Services: 
847-491-3327 | Barbara Beeuwsaert


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