Joint Appointment
Faculty and Academic Affairs

Effective April 9, 2002

Individuals who have a faculty appointment (or the equivalent) at the University of South Florida may be offered a Joint Appointment in a Morsani College of Medicine department as described below.

Procedure for Appointment

Initial Appointment

Renewal

Joint Appointment Request Form

Joint Appointments without Compensation

Joint Appointments with ASF Compensation

Joint Appointment with USF Compensation

 

Procedure for Appointment

Initial Appointment

  • Joint Appointments are initiated by forwarding a completed, typed copy of the Joint Appointment Request Form to the Office of Faculty Affairs, MDC 53 (forms not typed will be returned to the department without action). The completed form must include all appropriate signatures, including Department APT Committee approval if the appointee is at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

  • Faculty Affairs will prepare a letter of offer to the candidate and submit it to the MCOM Dean/Vice President for signature. This letter is copied to all those involved in approving the request.

  • Faculty Affairs will mail the signed letter to the candidate.

  • Faculty Affairs will forward a copy of the signed letter to the department Chairs. This will serve as a notice to the department that the appointment has been approved.

Renewals

  • Renewals are initiated by completing the GEMS Appointment Status Form and forwarding it to the Faculty Affairs office (MDC 53) for processing. The Joint department will notify the faculty member that his/her Joint appointment has been renewed by sending them a copy of the approved Appointment Status Form.

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Joint Appointment without Compensation

  • Joint Appointments without compensation from the secondary department may be made either for

    • A specified period of one or more years (concluding on August 6th of the final year), at the end of which time the appointment lapses unless formally renewed, or

    • An unspecified period which continues for the duration of the primary department appointment unless terminated in writing by any of the parties involved

  • Joint Appointments are considered as Collateral Appointments in the Secondary department.

  • Joint Appointments require the approval of the primary and secondary department chairs and the candidate, as well as the secondary department APT Committee if they are at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. The rank of the Joint Appointment is ordinarily identical to the appointee's primary department rank.

  • If the primary department is outside of the Morsani College of Medicine, Joint Appointments also require the approval by the primary department Dean. They require approval from the Morsani College of Medicine APT Committee if they are at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.

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Joint Appointment with ASF Compensation

  • Joint Appointments with ASF compensation from the secondary department may be made in instances where Joint Appointees do not participate in the College Practice Plan through their primary department, but are qualified and eligible to participate in it by virtue of their secondary department appointment.

  • Joint Appointments with ASF compensation require completion of all of the procedures outlined above. In addition, the Joint Appointee must sign the UMSA Practice/Assignment clause and be appropriately credentialed and approved by the College for participation in the College's Practice Plan.

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Joint Appointment with USF Compensation

  • If both the primary and secondary departments are within the Morsani College of Medicine, separate contracts are initiated for both the primary and the secondary Appointments. Each contract should specify the faculty rank, salary rate, FTE, and whether service is tenure-earning or tenured. The faculty rank must be the same for both departments, the salary rate must be proportional between them and the total FTE must not exceed 1.0 FTE. The faculty member may be considered Core Faculty only in the primary department. Completion of the Joint Appointment Request Form is recommended but not required for such appointments.

  • If the primary department is outside of the Morsani College of Medicine, approval of the Joint Appointment must be obtained from both the Provost and the Vice-President for USF Health, as well as from both Deans Arrangements for such appointments are worked out on a case-by-case basis without need of the Joint Appointment Request Form.

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