Outside Employment Policy
UT Southwestern employees should not be discouraged from accepting outside employment of a consultative or advisory nature, so long as such employment does not adversely affect the amount of time, energy, and attention devoted to UT Southwestern activities, and so long as such employment does not create a conflict of interest. Both UT Southwestern and the individual employee benefit from such interactions by virtue of the employee’s exposure to problems in the non-academic world. The primary responsibility of UT Southwestern employees, however, is the accomplishment of their UT Southwestern job duties and responsibilities. No UT Southwestern employee may engage in outside employment that: could impair the employee’s judgment in performing UT Southwestern duties; actually or potentially result in a conflict of interest with or interfere with the employee’s responsibilities to UT Southwestern; or might require or induce the employee to disclose confidential information.
Faculty members must not sign consulting agreements (or agreements of any type for outside employment) without prior administrative approval as requested through the Request for Prior Approval of Outside Employment form.
Please complete the form, obtain the department chair’s signature, and forward to the Conflict of Interest Office.