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7.2.6 Letters of Appointment

Approved by Academic Council, Administration

The University of the Pacific provides a new appointee a letter of offer of appointment stating rank, salary, the amount of prior service, if any, to be counted toward completing the minimum time requirements for advancement in rank and/or completing the probationary period before the appointee will be eligible for review for an appointment with tenure, and other terms of appointment including reference to the terms of the Faculty Handbook. The appointee is asked to express agreement to the terms of the offer embodied in the letter of appointment by signing and returning a copy of the letter. Credit for prior service, if any, must be specified in the candidate’s appointment letter. Any modification, addition or deletion of the terms of the appointment as stated in the letter must be agreed upon within the first year of the appointment and evidenced by an amendment to the letter executed by the Provost or designee and the faculty member.