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Appointment of ORNL-based Joint Faculty (JFO)

Appointment of a New JFO

When the department is ready to make a JFO appointment, the department should complete a Recommendation for Faculty Appointment in addition to the necessary paperwork (contract) for the ORIED. This paperwork should be forwarded, along with a copy of the original approved request, a copy of the candidate’s CV, and any other relevant material, to the dean, provost, and ORIED for approval. The Office of the Provost will send an offer letter to the new JFO.


According to the ORIED, JFO positions are renewed annually. Currently, the assigning unit completes a contract form through the ORIED and this form comes directly to the Office of the Provost for signature. In future, the contract, a request for renewal (stating any changes in percentage of employment or duties), and a copy of the JFO’s annual evaluation should come forward from the initiating unit (which is responsible for obtaining the contract) to the dean and provost’s office. A new letter will be written.