Selection and Terms of Office
The dean, in consultation with the provost and departmental faculty and in accordance with the college or school bylaws, will decide when a search for a chair will be initiated and whether an external search is warranted. After receiving faculty input, the dean, as hiring agent and in consultation with the provost, will select a candidate for chair, whose appointment is subject to approval by the provost.
Chairs shall serve four or five year terms, renewable under the provisions of specific college, school, or department bylaws. It should be noted that any administrative appointment is at the pleasure of the dean and can be terminated at the discretion of the dean.