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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:   Send the following information together via email to, after all 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 committeed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.”
  • Minority Recruitment Plan (Contact Michael Bates in Affirmative Action for more information)

Recruitment Best Practices: Regional, local, and UMKC advertisement, focus on underrepresented populations preferred. Competitive position (position must be advertised and candidates must compete within a pool of applicants). ALL Ranked NTT positions must be listed in UMKC PeopleSoft Academic E-Recruit; all applicants must apply through PS Academic E-Recruit. Unit’s Affirmative Action Plan utilized, no search committee required.  Waivers to the recruitment process:  After seeking support from the Provost’s Office, Deans/department chairs may request a waiver from the Deputy Chancellor in the Division of  Diversity, Access and Equity.

Offer Letter: Use the standard OFFER TEMPLATE – Ranked NTT Faculty.  All ranked NTT offers must be submitted to the Faculty Affairs office ( for review and approval 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:

  • PAF
  • Offer Letter (original, signed by both parties)
  • Current CV
  • 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.