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Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions$
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Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501728952

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.001.0001

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Faculty Contracts

Faculty Contracts

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(p.80) 3 Faculty Contracts
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Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions
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Julee T. Flood

Terry L. Leap

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.003.0004

The basics of the employment relationship and the job security hierarchy are explained along with the major elements of contract law. Contracts may or may not include only the "four corners" of a contract letter, but such documents may also include faculty handbooks, memoranda of understanding, promises made during the interview process, past practices, and institutional culture. Prominent cases are examined as they pertain to the security of academic jobs.

Keywords:   Elements of a contract, Judicial precedent, Collective bargaining, Collective bargaining agreements, Faculty handbooks, Verbal agreements, Offer, Acceptance, Consideration, Legality of a contract

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