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NTT Ranked Faculty

Policy Reference: CRR 310.035 Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Categories: There shall be five main types of full-time, Ranked Non-Tenure-Track (NTT) non-regular faculty.  Each should have primary responsibility in a single area: teaching, or research, or clinical/professional practice, library, or extension activities (UMKC does not currently utilize extension titles).  The titles should identify the area.  Within each area, there shall be the following ranks:

1.  Research faculty

  • 7690  Research Professor
  • 7677  Associate Research Professor
  • 7676  Assistant Research Professor

2.  Teaching faculty

  • 7142  Teaching Professor
  • 7146  Associate Teaching Professor
  • 7144  Assistant Teaching Professor

3.  Clinical faculty

  • 2830  Clinical Professor
  • 2790  Associate Clinical Professor
  • 2800  Assistant Clinical Professor

4.  Extension faculty

  • Extension titles are not currently utilized on the UMKC Campus

5.  Librarian faculty

  • 5822 Librarian I
  • 5823 Librarian II
  • 5824 Librarian III
  • 5825 Librarian IV

Details: The titles listed above are non-regular Ranked Non-Tenure Track faculty positions and should be hired as full-time (75% – 100% FTE), benefit-eligible, 9-month or 12-month faculty academic contract appointments.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD. or terminal degree (highest degree within the area of study).

Approvals: The following documents must be approved by the Provost and Affirmative Action prior to posting. Combine the following documents into one PDF document and email to Susan Hankins, after all required Unit approvals (including Dean) are obtained …

  • Request to Recruit Academic Position form
  • Job Advertisement Copy All ad copy must include the following Affirmative Action disclaimer statement: “UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.”
  • Minority Recruitment Plan (Contact Mikah Thompson in Affirmative Action for more information)
  • Hiring Freeze Justification Form, with Committee’s Approval Notification as received from HR

Recruitment: National, Regional, local, and UMKC advertisement, focus on underrepresented populations. ALL Ranked NTT positions must be listed in UMKC PeopleSoft Academic E-Recruit; all applicants must apply through PS Academic E-Recruit. Competitive position (position must be advertised and candidates must compete within an Affirmative Action certified pool of applicants). Follow the UMKC Affirmative Action Faculty Recruitment Plan. Search Committee is required and must receive Affirmative Action training prior to advertising position (contact Affirmative Action Office to arrange training session). Request for Waivers of the normal AA Recruitment process: Dean should forward an email request to Mikah Thompson ( and Susan Hankins  (; candidates in immigration visa status are ineligible for AA Waivers.

Offer Letter: Use the standard OFFER Ranked NTT Faculty Template (Revised 4/27/17).  All ranked NTT offers must be submitted to the HR Academic Affairs Specialist office ( for review and approval by the Provost prior to distribution to candidate.

  • Contract End Date = 5/31 (9/9 or 9/12 appointments) -or- 8/31 (12-month appointments)
  • Payment End Date = 5/31 (9/9 appointments) -or- 8/31 (9/12 or 12-month appointments)

Criminal Background Check: Required.

IT Resources for New Faculty:  Be sure to direct all new faculty to the IT Faculty Getting Started Resources available here.

Employment Documentation:

  • Approved Hiring Authorization Form or Salary Increase Authorization Form
  • PAF
  • Offer Letter (original, signed by both parties) AND/OR Appointment Notification Form (signed by supervisor and employee)
  • Current CV
  • Official Transcript of Highest Degree Earned *NOTE: Additional transcripts may be required by Chair to validate qualifications to teach specific course in order to meet HLC credentialing requirements
  • Other Employment Documentation as required by Human Resources

Evaluation: Written evaluation by supervisor should be discussed with employee and signed by both parties annually.

Renewal: In accordance with CRR 310.035 Non-Tenure Track Faculty.  Annual Renewal Letter Template:  RENEWAL Template NTT Ranked Academic

Non-Renewal: In accordance with CRR 310.035 Non-Tenure Track Faculty; use the attached Notification of Non-Renewal template for Ranked NTT Faculty.