Letter from Maurice Niehuss, University of Michigan to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Niehuss, vice-president and dean of faculties at the University of Michigan, informs Nirenberg that he has been appointed
Assistant Professor of Human Genetics at the Medical School from January to June 1962.
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1961-05-19 (May 19, 1961)
University of Michigan
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Reproduced with permission of the University of Michigan Medical School.
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968
You are hereby notified of your appointment as Assistant Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School
Term of Appointment: January 1 to June 30, 1962
University Year 19 -- 19
First Semester 19 -- 19
Second Semester 19 -- 19
With compensation at the rate of $12,000 a year, twelve-month basis
Please return the employee oath at once to the Academic Appointments Office so that your employment may be certified to the
Vice President and Dean of Faculties
If You Do Not Accept this appointment, please notify the dean or department head under whom you planned to work.
Upon Acceptance of this appointment, please note your privileges and obligations under the University procedures applying
to the following:
Any cards or forms enclosed must be filled out and returned immediately to the Academic Appointments Office, 4601 Administration
Bldg. Please note that the Employee Affidavit card must be notarized.
The University provides for old age retirement allowances under two separate plans: TIAA for those of the teaching staff
(Professors, Instructors and Lecturers) and ERP for non-teaching academic appointees. All those of Assistant Professor rank
or above should apply at once, as participation is a condition of employment. In the case of full-time Instructors and Lecturers,
participation is optional during the first three years of service, and mandatory thereafter.
On the basis of this appointment you are eligible for the plan designated below:
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association Plan x
Employee Retirement Plan
Information concerning retirement plans, group life insurance and medical insurance may be secured from the Office of Staff
Benefits, 3057 Administration Bldg.