Employment for the regular academic year is for nine months or 39 weeks, including days of registration, final examinations, and commencement. A limited number of faculty and teaching academic staff, on a rotating basis when practicable, will also be employed for summer teaching. Summer employment is contingent upon enrollment, departmental needs, and the individual's preparation for the assignments available, and cannot be guaranteed.
The normal teaching load per semester is twelve credit hours for faculty and fifteen credit hours for teaching academic staff. Faculty are also expected to engage in scholarly and professional activities, university and community service, and student advising.