Rice University Faculty Policy No.
FACULTY APPOINTMENTS -
APPLIES TO ALL RICE UNIVERSITY
Assistant Professors originally appointed for multiple year
terms contingent on receiving their Ph.D., who do not receive the
degree before November 1 of any academic year, will be appointed as
Acting Assistant Professors for a one year term effective July 1.
He or she may be considered for reappointment in the usual process
as are other Instructors or as a new appointment to Assistant
The evidence for completion of all requirements of the degree
should be a certification by the Dean of Graduate Studies or a
similar general university official stating that all requirements
have been fulfilled and that the award of the degree is automatic.
Equally satisfactory, of course, is the actual award of the degree
Issued: July 1, 1968
Revised: August 27, 1969
Revised: October 16, 1970
Revised: May 28, 1980
Revised: September 9, 1997