Adjunct faculty are primarily employees of other institutions or corporations who provide specific educational, research, or consulting services to Brown. Full-time members of non-affiliated institutions may be considered for an adjunct appointment if they perform specific and defined functions in the department. Adjunct faculty shall not have voting rights in the department, the School of Public Health, nor Brown University, and may receive proportional compensation in accordance with guidelines established for full-time faculty. Determination of rank for adjunct faculty is subject to the same requirements as other categories of faculty titles. The designation “Adjunct” will precede the appropriate faculty rank. An example of a correct title is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics. Appointments are for 1-3 years, at the department's discretion.
A doctoral-level investigator may be appointed in some departments. The candidate must hold a PhD or MD (or equivalent) and must have post-doctoral research experience equivalent to that of a faculty member holding the rank of instructor or assistant professor. Appointment is for a one-year term, renewable from year to year. Salary and appointment are contingent upon external funding. Investigators are faculty affiliates who do not have voting rights.
A research associate must play an active role in research, documented by scholarly productivity. These appointments must be justified based on evidence of authorship and independent research capability. Significant contributions to the planning, design, and operations of research programs in the School of Public Health. This title is used for individuals who meet criteria for significant participation in a research program of the School of Public Health. A Master's degree or equivalent skills, education, and experience are required. Appointments are for 1 - 5 years, at the department's discretion.
Senior Research Associate: An individual with at least five years of service as a Research Associate or the equivalent, and with a documented record of reporting on original research in their field of expertise, while participating in the research effort of their department.
A teaching associate must play an active role in teaching Public Health students, and/or fellows. This teaching role meets a predefined, unique, and ongoing teaching need that is best provided by a person with professional experience and that does not require a doctoral degree. This title is used for individuals who meet criteria for significant participation in a teaching program of the School of Public Health. A Master's degree or equivalent skills, education, and experience are required. Appointments are for 1 - 5 years, at the department's discretion.
Senior Teaching Associate: An individual with at least five years of service as a Teaching Associate with a documented record of significant accomplishment in contributing to the teaching programs of their department.
An appointment as a visiting affiliate recognizes the contributions of scholars from other institutions who serve at Brown for a period of time. Typically, the visitor is on leave from his/her home institution and wishes to serve in an academic capacity in conjunction with a member of the Brown faculty. The designation 'visiting' shall precede the faculty rank the appointee holds at his/her home institution. An example of a visiting title is Visiting Professor of Biostatistics, where the appointee holds the rank of Professor at the home institution. A visitor who does not hold an academic title or have a home institution will be granted the title of visiting scholar. Appointments are for a period of 2 weeks to 2 years, at the department's discretion.