UCAR supports a variety of appointments designed for individuals who provide specialized scientific, educational, or technical expertise.
Appropriately qualified university and research-community scientists who desire to carry out long-term, highly interactive, collaborative work with UCAR scientists may be appointed as Affiliate Scientists. This appointment is particularly suitable for parties who desire an extended, close-working relationship on scientific problems of mutual interest. If an Affiliate Scientist receives a salary during periods of residence at UCAR, it is based on a “no-loss, no-gain” arrangement. The appointment requires the approval of UCAR's Board of Trustees.
See Affiliate Scientists procedures.
UCAR supports university appointments of UCAR scientists, engineers, and other appropriate staff as Affiliate Professors for academic activities such as teaching, examinations, course development, and thesis advising. These appointments are the prerogative and responsibility of the university, subject to UCAR concurrence and support. The terms of such appointments are determined by mutual agreement between UCAR and the university. The appropriate President's Council member must approve Affiliate Professor appointments, and the President informs the Board of Trustees.
See Affiliate Professors procedures.
Senior Research Associates
UCAR may confer a Senior Research Associate appointment on a distinguished scientist who has retired or left UCAR and whose appointment is of substantial benefit to the scientific program of UCAR. A scientist who has not been a UCAR employee may also be appointed. The terms of such appointments are determined by mutual agreement between UCAR and the scientist and must be approved by the appropriate President's Council member.
See Senior Research Associates procedures.
Individuals meeting certain eligibility criteria who have made significant contributions to UCAR through long and distinguished service in senior positions in research or administration may be granted emeritus or emerita status. This designation confers a life-long honorary distinction. Approval of the President and the Board of Trustees is required.
See Emeritus/Emerita procedures.
Visitors may be appointed for limited periods of time to provide highly specialized expertise to foster collaborative relations between UCAR and universities, government agencies, and other public and private organizations. Appointments are for specific periods of time not to exceed three years, except for non-Payroll Visitors who may be hosted for longer periods. The NCAR Associate Director or UCAR/UCP Program Directors approves the terms and conditions of such appointments; however, compensation normally is based on a policy of “no-loss, no-gain.”
See Visitors procedures.
UCAR may appoint students enrolled in a degree program to collaborate on a UCAR project and enrich their academic experience. The NCAR Laboratory or UCP Program Director approves the terms and conditions of such appointments.
See Student Visitor procedures.
Graduate Research Assistants
These appointments are intended to support students declaring the intent to work on a Ph.D. thesis in collaboration with a UCAR program. The NCAR Laboratory or UCP Program Director approves the terms and conditions of this appointment.
See Graduate Research Assistants procedures.
Contact the Director of Human Resources for interpretation of this policy.
Affiliated Policies and Procedures