Faculty Salary Increases: Administrative Guidelines

Fiscal year 2020 salary increases for faculty were set in the collective bargaining agreement with United Academics, Article 26, Section 2c.


The FY20 faculty salary increases will be provided to faculty members who meet the eligibility criteria. To be eligible, tenure-track and tenured faculty and career non-tenure-track faculty must have an appointment on December 31, 2019.

Salary Increases

Tenure-track and tenured faculty (TTF) - 1.625% merit pool and 0.50% external equity pool

Human Resources is in active conversations with the union about the methodology for administering the equity pool to academic departments significantly below peer departments at AAU public institutions. More information will be shared with department leadership and faculty as it becomes available.

Career Faculty (NTTF) - 2.125% merit pool

Merit Pool Distribution, Performance Review Guidance, and New Eligible Faculty

The merit pool will be distributed in accordance with Article 26, Section 2 of the United Academics collective bargaining agreement and applicable unit-level merit policies.

In addition, faculty merit increases should be based on performance since the last merit review (Fall 2017).

Faculty members employed on December 31, 2019 are eligible for merit increase. Units may, however, base the amount of merit distributed to eligible employees on performance prior to submission of their merit materials. This means that some employees hired at or after the start of fall term may receive less merit because they do not have as much performance to review.