Academic & Staff

1. Academic Salary Minima

Faculty salary minima follows campus guidelines to determine average salary increases. While subject to change, amounts reflected here remain flat from FY 2023 with the exception of the Postdoc minimum, which will be raised to 45K. Any recommended changes from the Bloomington Faculty Council will be sent to units directly.

Faculty salary minima
Level codePositionSalary/months
FT1/LT1Full Professor/Librarian$64,191/10
FT2/LT2Associate Professor/Librarian$52,500/10
FT3/LT3Assistant Professor/Librarian$41,814/10
FLXInstructor/Affiliate Librarian/Lecturer$38,876/10
RSP/RSXPostdoc Fellow and Research Fellow$45,000/12
RSS/UASResearch Associate and Academic Specialist$37,370/12

2. Vacant Positions—All Fund Groups Except Contract & Grant

Vacancies create an opportunity to examine a unit's operational needs. If a position will not be filled in the near future, delete the position and reallocate base funds to meet other priority needs. Please note that while deletion of a vacancy in budget construction removes funding, the position remains active until a Maintain Position e-doc is processed. 

Vacant positions must be budgeted with the desired amount for a planned future hire; otherwise, the minimum amount for that vacancy rank is to be budgeted.

3. Split Appointment—All Fund Groups

When budgeting salaries for employees who are split funded between accounts, Responsibility Centers, and/or campuses, contact the appropriate individuals to discuss the distribution of salary and funding percentages for shared employees. This early, open communication will improve the accuracy of the salary submission and reduce the need for campus follow-up. A new feature in KFS, New View/Report Functionality, allows "view only" access for each side of a split funded employee's salary and percent of funding. The ability to view this information will be a valuable tool for users during the salary setting process. 

When entering the salary request and percent, the amounts entered must mathematically agree based on the total salary/FTE for the employee on each account.

The Total Intended Field can be used as a communication tool between RCs for split-funded employees to reflect the proposed annual salary and FTE. The field can also be used for those employees whose total funding will be budgeted less than 100%.

Note: If an appointment drops below 100 %, the employee’s benefits can be affected. Please contact the appropriate Human Resources office if additional guidance is needed.

4. Strategic Hiring Program—General Fund Only

Strategic Hires base funding for FY 2024 will be provided post-July 1, 2023. Please indicate on the hiring e-doc, in the notes section that the hire is part of the Strategic Hiring Program. During budget construction, budget the amount you expect to receive from the campus, using object code 2003 and create a sub-object code that identifies the employee OR use a generic sub-object of STR for Strategic Hire funding.