NTT Job Security

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Additional Links and Resources

Sign up for email updates on the campaign:

See the statement from UICUF’s Executive Board and Representative Assembly here.

Read a profile of Zoe Fox, former Math Lecturer and UICUF Rep, discussing their experience of non-renewal last year in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

(For those without Chronicle accounts, the pdf of this article is here: Forced Out_ The Faces of Higher Ed’s Historic Layoffs)


Upcoming events

May 20, 2021, 10:15-10:45am – UICUF Job Press Conference (Announcement Here)
This Thursday at 10:15am, we will host a livestream event demanding that the administration and the Board of Trustees match their public optimism about budgets and enrollments with public action on job security for full-time faculty. We will have several speakers including tenure and non-tenure track faculty, and will answer questions posted in the comments after the scheduled speakers.




June 1, 2021 – Contractual Deadline for Notification of Reappointment
UICUF Non-Tenure Track Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article IX. B. 3.:

Academic Units will inform faculty members of their reappointment or non-reappointment by June 1st each year.  In certain instances, however, projected student enrollment or other funding variables may create a need for this notice to be postponed beyond June 1.  In that event, the affected faculty member will be informed by June 1 that the University has not been able to finalize its decision regarding their reappointment or non-reappointment.  In the latter event, notice of the faculty member’s reappointment or non-reappointment shall be provided by July 16.


Video Testimonials

Support for NTT Faculty in Museum and Exhibition Studies
Therese Quinn, Associate Professor & Director
Raquelle Banuelos, graduate student

Protecting NTT Jobs (Political Science)
Dick Simpson, Professor, Political Science


Protect NTT Jobs! (History department)
Faculty and students from the UIC History department express their support for NTT faculty and the important work they do.


Protect NTT Faculty! (undergraduates)
UIC undergraduate students discuss the importance of NTT faculty to their education.


Campaign Demands: 
1. Maintain the current number of NTT teaching faculty positions
2. Notify all faculty of reappointment by the initial contractual deadline on or before June 1
3. Ensure transparency around budget and reappointment decisions
4. For this year, suspend the 3-year limit for visiting faculty