Procedures on tenure are described in Article XIII of the State Master Contract. Faculty should also consult with the Selected Procedures Agreement.
Chapter 60 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes provides the following:
Faculty members 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 Sub-article B of Article 2 of Chapter 60 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes, after employment in such college or by such board of trustees for:
- Six consecutive calendar years; or
- Six consecutive academic years together with employment at the beginning of the next academic year; or
- The equivalent of more than six academic years within a period of any seven consecutive academic years.
A board of trustees may, as an exceptional action and upon the recorded two-thirds majority roll call vote of all of its members and upon the recommendation of the President, grant tenure to an individual faculty member after employment in such college or by such board of trustees for two consecutive academic years.
Librarians hold concurrent academic rank. They are eligible for tenure under the above guidelines.
Tenure may not be earned in any administrative position. Members of the professional staff not holding faculty rank may be appointed by a Board of Trustees for one year terms; provided, however, that after employment in a college for five consecutive years or for the equivalent of five consecutive years within a period of any six consecutive academic years, such employees may be offered contracts of no more than five years in length. During the period of such contracts, such employees shall be subject to dismissal only in the manner prescribed by Sub-article B of Article 2 of Chapter 60 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes, (Sections 18A:6-9 to 18A:6-29), and must be notified by the President not later than one year prior to the expiration of such contracts of the renewal or non-renewal of the contract.