UNC Long Title
ConnectCarolina provides the ability to assign a “UNC Long Title” for each job, which can be used to more specifically reflect the duties of the employee beyond what the Job Code provides. For example, a Professor’s UNC Long Title can be “Kenan Distinguished Professor” or an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition can have a UNC Long Title of “Associate Professor of Nutrition” to more explicitly reflect the duties of the position.
UNC Long Titles are generally at the discretion of the department or unit subject to higher level approval authorities for the unit in question. Academic Personnel in the Office of the EVC&P will review proposed UNC Long Titles when approving related personnel actions to ensure they reasonably reflect the responsibilities and level of the employee in question and do not conflict with established protocols. Departments should use good judgment in assigning UNC Long Titles that do not imply authorities or status beyond what is appropriate for a given position (e.g., implying tenured status for a non-tenured faculty appointment).
UNC Long Titles And The UNC Campus Directory
UNC Long Titles in ConnectCarolina are automatically passed to the UNC enterprise directory system and display in the UNC Campus Directory. When there is no UNC Long Title entered for a job in ConnectCarolina, the Campus Directory displays their Job Code as their UNC Long Title. A UNC Long Title may be modified in ConnectCarolina using the Edit Existing Job ePAR.
Determining Primary Ranks
If an individual has only a single rank and it is a faculty rank, that rank will be designated as both the Primary Rank and Primary Faculty Rank.
Unless otherwise specified in our faculty personnel guidelines or directed by Academic Personnel, if a faculty member has multiple faculty ranks, the relevant department chairs shall determine which department is designated as the “primary” department for faculty appointment purposes. The faculty rank associated with that department is then designated as the “Primary Faculty Rank” among multiple faculty ranks that may be present and tracked in ConnectCarolina.
Department Chair Appointments
Department Chair Appointments are considered an administrative rank (title) that is secondary to the chair’s faculty rank. They should not be considered primary EHRA Non-Faculty senior academic and administrative officer (SAAO) positions nor is an EHRA Non-Faculty position or position number assigned for these appointments.
Note that faculty members may also be assigned non-faculty “administrative” titles such as Associate or Assistant Dean, or Director of a special research program or center. While these administrative duties may be compensated using an administrative supplement, they are not EHRA Non-Faculty appointments and the individual retains their faculty rank as their primary appointment and is not subject to EHRA Non-Faculty employment policies. This is appropriate when the administrative duties are part-time in nature and the individuals duties principally remain those of their faculty appointment.
Faculty Members Hired Into Tier I Or Tier II EHRA Non-Faculty Positions
When a faculty member is hired into a formally established Tier I EHRA Non-Faculty position (e.g., Chancellor, Provost, Dean) or a Tier II Non-Faculty position (e.g., Director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Director of the Center for Aging), as opposed to a non-faculty administrative title, their faculty rank is secondary to their non-faculty appointment. In these instances, the EHRA Non-Faculty appointment will be considered their primary rank and the individual is subject to the EHRA Non-Faculty employment policies. Their faculty rank will be considered secondary although the faculty rank must still be designated as the primary faculty rank. When there is only a single faculty rank present, that is always classified as the primary faculty rank present. A Remedy Ticket must be submitted to indicate the Tier I or Tier II EHRA Non-Faculty position as the primary job at the beginning of the appointment, or to return a faculty job as the primary job at the end of the appointment.