Classification Definitions

All Stockton University employees fall into one or more of the following categories:

Adjunct Faculty

Adjuncts are part-time, transient employees who are hired on a semester-by-semester basis by the University to teach one or more courses.  Adjuncts are represented by the AFT - Adjunct Unit.

Civil Service - Classified

Classified staff are defined as Civil Service employees who are governed by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission employment guidelines as found in the New Jersey Administrative Code.  They are University police employees, clerical/support staff, and facilities and operations employees.  They are represented by various bargaining units, depending on their role.

Professional Staff - Unclassified

Unclassifed (non-civil service) employees are defined as professional staff who are governed by the NJ American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Statewide Agreement.


Non-unionized Executive Level staff not governed by a statewide agreement.


A student employee is an individual whose employment is incidental to the pursuit of a full-time course of study at the University.

Temporary (TES)

All temporary appointments are impermanent by definition and may only be used where the need for the position is strictly limited for a specifically defined project or relatively short period of time.