FAS junior faculty who receive negative tenure reviews may, during the course of their remaining employment period at NYU, submit proposals for external funding under the conditions specified below. Faculty are advised of a negative tenure review by August 31 of
Year Six of the appointment (or its equivalent, depending on prior service), and are entitled to retain University employment through August 31 of Year Seven (or its equivalent). The following conditions apply to grant proposals that are submitted for new support as well as renewed and continuing support.
- When the proposed start date of the project period falls within the period of employment at NYU, no reference to the expected change in employment status is required in the proposal. However, the faculty member and the Department Chair should understand that approval to submit the proposal does not obligate the university to administer an award beyond the period of the faculty appointment. Nor does acceptance of the award imply the possibility of extending the faculty appointment for the duration of the award’s project period.
- When the proposed start date of the project period postdates the period of employment at NYU, it is anticipated that any proposals, including continuations, will be submitted through the institution that will subsequently employ the faculty member. If a new host institution cannot be specified at the time the proposal is submitted, it may be possible to submit a proposal through NYU. However, this requires approval of the Department Chair and the Dean for Science, the expected change in employment status must be referenced in the body of the proposal, and the faculty member must update the sponsor about new employment (or lack of), as necessary and in a timely manner. In proposals requesting new and renewed support under these conditions, this notice will appear in the section describing resources and facilities, and will include the following language:
This statement represents the facilities and resources currently available to Professor X. However, [as of this time] Professor X’s faculty appointment at New York University will terminate on August 31, XX. We expect that Professor X will seek a position where comparable resources will be available; at that time, any grant that may be awarded will be transferred in accord with institutional and Federal policies. The equipment that is described as a project resource will be available for transfer to a new host institution in accord with New York University guidelines.