The Faculty and Organization Relationship

What Faculty Do 

Working with faculty can be both challenging and rewarding for community partners. It can help to know a bit about what faculty life is like. Tenured and tenure-track faculty have three jobs. Their primary job is teaching, followed by scholarship and service. Lecturers, also called instructors, adjuncts, part-time, and temporary, are hired to teach particular courses. They may or may not participate in the other two jobs.  

Second, faculty are required to participate in scholarship.  This might look like research, creative activity, and the publishing and presenting of that scholarship.

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Third, they are also required to do service to the University, which usually looks like committee work. Additionally, at SSU, they are also required to do community service. This usually takes the form of Board or committee membership or pro bono consulting. To recruit an SSU faculty member to be involved with your organization, email

Learn more about the impact of Community Engagement on Community Organizations like the value of:

  • Service-learning
  • Faculty community service for community partners
  • CBPR for community partners

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