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NTT Unranked Part-Time Appointments

Categories: Non-regular faculty shall be divided into three groups: (1) full-time, ranked, non-regular faculty (non-tenure track (NTT) faculty); (2) full-time, unranked, non-regular faculty; and (3) part-time, non-regular faculty (adjunct faculty).  [per CRR 310.035 Non-Tenure Track Faculty]
UMKC Non-Tenure-Track Unranked Part-time non-regular Adjunct faculty titles shall include (but are not limited to):

  • 0103 Adjunct Instructor
  • 0101 Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • 0100 Adjunct Associate Professor
  • 0102 Adjunct Professor
  • Other part-time academic appointments such as GRA., GA, GTA, Visiting, Fellow, Research Asst/Assoc, etc.

Teaching Appointment FTE:  The FTE matrix for all teaching appointments is very simple:  average of 8.33% FTE for every credit hour taught per semester [rounded to the nearest whole); the figure is rounded 25% FTE for every 3 credit hours taught.  This applies to GTAs and Adjuncts, Instructors, and Lecturers as well … all teaching titles.

  • 1 credit hour = 8% FTE
  • 2 credit hours = 17% FTE
  • 3 Credit Hours = 25% FTE
  • 4 credit hours = 33% FTE
  • 5 credit hours = 42% FTE
  • 6 credit hours = 50% FTE
  • 7 credit hours = 58% FTE
  • 8 credit hours = 67% FTE  

PART-TIME TEACHING APPOINTMENTS CANNOT EXCEED 8 CREDIT HOURS IN ANY GIVEN SEMESTER (9+ Credit hours is considered full-time employment)                                              

  • 9 credit hours = 75% FTE * Full Time/Benefit Eligibility
  • 10 credit hours = 83% FTE
  • 11 credit hours = 92% FTE
  • 12 credit hours = 100% FTE


Details Best Practices:  Part-time Unranked non-tenure track Adjunct faculty positions should be less than 75% and may be appointed either semester-by-semester or by academic year.  These are non-benefit-eligible positions.

Minimum Qualifications Best Practices: Determined by academic unit. Usually requires BA + significant years of industry experience, MA + teaching/industry experience, or PhD.

Approvals:   Hiring Authorization Form or Salary Increase Authorization Form required for each position and renewal of each position from semester to semesterEach academic unit will develop and document their own approval requirements which must be met by hiring managers prior to advertising part-time academic positions.  Contact your unit’s Human Resources Facilitator for the required approvals prior to posting.

Please note that ALL academic positions must be listed in PS E-Recruit (except student titles).

Recruitment Best Practices:  Local and UMKC advertisement, focus on underrepresented populations preferred. Unit’s Affirmative Action Plan should be considered.  No Search Committee required.

Offer Letter:  Use the appropriate offer letter template: OFFER TEMPLATE Part-Time Adjunct unranked NTT or  OFFER TEMPLATE – Graduate Assistantship.  If offer letter deviates from the standard template, submit draft offer letter to Provost Office ( for review and approval prior to distribution to candidate.  Offers should be executed prior to candidate’s intended start date and clearly identify appointment begin and end dates.

  • Appointment End Date = Last business day of appropriate month or expiration date of funding availability 

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 Required:

  • 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 Best Practices:  Written evaluation by supervisor should be discussed with employee and signed by both parties prior to May 1 annually.

Renewal Best Practices:  Hiring Authorization Form or Salary Increase Authorization Form required for renewal of each position from semester to semester. Written notice of appointment renewal (offer letter or Appointment Notification Form) must be signed by both supervisor and employee, and must accompany reappointment PAF no less than 30 days prior to appointment end date.  (Store in Department files if renewing appointment via ASIA).  Annual Renewal Letter Template:  RENEWAL Template NTT Unranked Academic

Non-Renewal Best Practices:  Written notice of non-renewal of appointment must be submitted to and signed by employee no later than 30 days prior to appointment end date.  Use this template for notification of non-renewal of Unranked NTT academic appointments.