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Tenure / Tenure-Track Faculty Titles: There shall be only three titles of rank for regular appointments, designated as such:

  • 7160 Professor
  • 0930 Associate Professor
  • 1700 Assistant Professor

The holder of a regular appointment either is tenured or, unless notified of nonreappointment or terminal appointment, is considered to be working toward tenure. The principal responsibilities are teaching, research, extension, academic service, or any combination thereof. (Policy Reference: CRR 310.020 Regulations Governing Application of Tenure)

Details: Ranked Tenured or Tenure-Track faculty positions are regular, full-time (75% – 100% FTE), benefit-eligible, 9-month or 12-month faculty academic contract appointments.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD. or terminal degree (highest degree available in area of study).

Approvals: Send the following information together via email to edmundsonr@umkc.edu, 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 Michael Bates batesmd@umkc.edu in Affirmative Action for more information)

Recruitment: National, Regional, local, and UMKC advertisement, focus on underrepresented populations. ALL Tenure/Tenure-track 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). 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: Submit draft offer letter (with all job advertisement tearsheets) to Provost Office (edmundsonr@umkc.edu) for review and approval prior to distribution to candidate. Use the appropriate Template below …

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

Contract End Date = 8/31 (Tenure-Track only, 9- or 12-month appointments; Tenured faculty appointments are continuous and have no contract end date)

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

Criminal Background Check: Required.

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: Subject to the terms and conditions of CRR 310.020 Section E. Regular Term Appointments and Reappointments

Non-Renewal of Regular Term Appointment: Subject to the terms and conditions of CRR 310.020 Section F. Regular Term Appointments and Reappointments and CRR 310.060 Procedures in Case of Dismissal for Cause.

 

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