2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:60-16 - Tenure for faculty members at State college.

18A:60-16 Tenure for faculty members at State college.

2. .a. Faculty members at a State college shall be under tenure in their academic rank, but not in any administrative position, during good behavior, efficiency and satisfactory professional performance, as evidenced by formal evaluation and shall not be dismissed or reduced in compensation except for inefficiency, unsatisfactory professional performance, incapacity or other just cause and then only in the manner prescribed by subarticle B of article 2 of chapter 6 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes, after employment in such college or by such board of trustees for

(1) 6 consecutive calendar years; or

(2) 6 consecutive academic years, together with employment at the beginning of the next academic year; or

(3) the equivalent of more than 6 academic years within a period of any 7 consecutive academic years.

b. The board of trustees may, upon the hiring of a new faculty member, grant tenure to the member if he was previously under tenure at an accredited four-year institution of higher education. A State college shall develop procedures regarding the granting of tenure upon hiring to a new faculty member who was previously under tenure at an accredited four-year institution that are consistent with decisions for tenure at the State college, and shall include faculty members in the development of the procedures. The number of new faculty members receiving tenure upon hire in an academic year shall be limited to 15% of the total number of new full-time tenure-track faculty members hired at the institution in the prior academic year or one faculty member, whichever is greater.

L.2013, c.235, s.2.

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