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CON Faculty Ranks

Active Faculty with Primary Appointments at RUSH
Ranks Available:
  • Instructor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor 
  • Professor

Active ​​​​​senior appointments are tenured (associate professor and professor)

Promotion is available via select tracks: Educator/Clinical Practice; Educator/Researcher; Researcher/Clinical Practice

Faculty with Non-Primary Appointments at RUSH

Faculty members whose engagement with RUSH University/CON is limited

Ranks Available:

Rank Type Ranks

Adjunct Faculty include individuals who are associated with other academic, governmental, or corporate institutions that are not based at RUSH University, but who make contributions to academic programs in the College of Nursing.

Adjunct Instructor
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor

Visiting Faculty shall include those individuals appointed for a limited term whose ranks shall be recommended by the department chairperson and receive the approval of the dean and provost. The visiting faculty shall have no formal Faculty Rights or Privileges. They may participate in college faculty meetings and serve on college committees upon the request of the dean and/or the appropriate college committee.

Visiting Instructor
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Associate Professor
Visiting Professor

Emeritus/Emerita Associate Professor Emeritus 
Professor Emeritus  

All non-primary appointments are non-tenured and limited; they are not eligible for promotion

Joint Appointments

A faculty member may hold joint appointments at RUSH University, but there may be only one “home” or primary appointment and both appointments must be at the same rank (Rules for Governance - approved May 26, 2017). Any adjunct ranks given as joint appointments should be at the same level as the primary appointment.