Faculty Workload

In accordance with the Workload Settlement Agreement between CUNY and the PSC (PDF), as of the 2020–21 academic year, the annual workload for full-time faculty in professorial titles, distinguished lecturers, and clinical professors will be 18 hours, and for full-time instructors or lecturers, 24 hours. For persons holding substitute appointments in these titles, the annual workload is three hours greater.

The above reflects a three-hour teaching load reduction that is being phased in over a period beginning with the 2018–19 academic year. The full text of the teaching load reduction agreement and accompanying guidance is linked below.

Fall and spring semesters and the winter intersession are included in calculating annual workload hours. Teaching, administrative assignments, or other activities performed during the summer annual leave period are subject to the limitations of the CUNY multiple-position policy and are not considered part of a full-time faculty member’s contractual workload.

Adjunct faculty appointments are subject to contractual limitations during the academic year and university restrictions during the summer terms.

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