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Part-Time Lecturer Support

Presidential Award for Excellence 

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Beginning in 2022, Rutgers University will bestow annually up to five part-time lecturers or adjunct faculty who demonstrate exemplary teaching performance with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Part-Time Lecturer. This award is part of the Faculty Year-End Awards.  


Opportunities for Promotion

PTLs who have taught 12 semesters or more are eligible for promotion and a 9 percent salary increase. Applications are accepted each fall and spring.

Teaching Portfolios are key to the advancement process. Workshops are hosted each semester by the Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research (CTAAR).  

Promotion opportunities for PTLs were implemented in 2019.  

Part-Time Lecturer Evaluation for Advancement Form [PDF]


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Professional Development Fund 

Funds for PTLs are available for research, conference expenses, workshops, and specific classroom materials. Applications are accepted each fall, and awards are announced each spring. 

In 2022, nearly 80 PTLs received Professional Development Fund awards, and funding totaled more than $100,635. Awards are funded by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Details for this annual award program are announced each fall. 

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