Georgetown University relies on full-time faculty members to advance its educational and research missions. On the Main Campus, there are two sub-groups of long-term full-time faculty members –– tenure-line faculty and non-tenure line faculty. Both groups are essential and complement each other, allowing us to achieve the mission of the University.
Separate frameworks have been developed for Instructional and Research full-time, non-tenure line (FTNTL) faculty that provide the conceptual context for significant career opportunities at Georgetown. The frameworks cover academic titles, search processes, evaluation procedures, promotion criteria, and certain rights and responsibilities, beyond those in the Faculty Handbook. We have highlighted some of these sections on this website and encourage you to read through the full frameworks and career tracks below: