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9.1.3 (By courtesy) Appointments

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Friday, September 1, 2017
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Assistant Professor (By courtesy)
Associate Professor (By courtesy)
Professor (By courtesy)

A special use of the designation (By courtesy) applies to individuals who are not members of the Stanford faculty, but to whom the University wishes to extend a title that conveys a closer tie than Adjunct Professor. (Courtesy appointments for individuals who are members of the Stanford professoriate are discussed in Chapter 2, Section 2, IV.B of this Handbook.) This use of the (By courtesy) title is limited to individuals from the following institutions: the Carnegie Institution of Plant Biology, the Hoover Institution, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and the Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Individuals holding (By courtesy) professorial titles are not members of the Academic Council, the Medical Center Line, or the Academic Staff, nor do they accrue time toward acquisition of tenure by length of service. They may offer courses in the courtesy department or school when invited to do so. Their involvement in departmental or school activities will vary according to the policies of the particular unit. Individuals holding (By courtesy) professorial titles do not have departmental voting privileges. (By courtesy) professorial appointments are subject to periodic review according to a timetable worked out at school and departmental levels.