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Ranked Non-Tenure Track Faculty

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Policy Reference: 

CRR 310.035 Non-Tenure Track Faculty


There shall be five main types of full-time, Ranked Non-Tenure-Track (RNTT) non-regular faculty.  Each should have primary responsibility in a single area: teaching, or research, or clinical/professional practice, library, or extension activities.  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. Professional Practice
    7163 Professional Practice Professor
    0932 Associate Professional Practice Professor
    1703 Assistant Professional Practice Professor
  5. Librarian faculty
    5822 Librarian I
    5823 Librarian II
    5824 Librarian III
    5825 Librarian IV
  6. Extension faculty (Extension titles are not currently utilized on the UMKC Campus)


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).

The steps shown in the Faculty Hiring Workflow [rev. 09/14/2023] provide sequence and an idealized timeline for steps in typical Academic Year [AY] searches. Deans and faculty search committees will work with Susan Hankins, Human Resources Academic Specialist and Debby Laufer, Human Resources Hiring Coordinator, for the full-time ranked search/hiring processes. Please contact Susan or Debby to initiate search needs and processes:

  • Search Committee Training
  • Finalize and Post Job Advertisement
  • Create Recruitment Plan and Assist With:
    • supplemental recruitment materials
    • recruitment communications
    • additional advertising sites
  • Review Plan for Finalist Interviews
  • Questions Related to Search Processes

The Full-Time Faculty Hiring Checklist [rev. 02/05/2024] provides clear step by step guidelines for a full-time academic search at UMKC.

The Recruitment Process Information Form [rev. 02/05/24] provides information pertinent to the:

  • Position Details
  • Financial Parameters of the Position
  • Recruitment Plan [rev. 02/05/2024]
  • Job Advertisements should include the affirmative action commitment statement:
    • “The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit “
  •  Note the EEO Tagline for external advertisements where character limits or advertising dynamics present constraint:
    • “All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.”

Ranked non-tenure track positions are competitive positions which generally require national, regional, local and UMKC advertisement for a minimum of 30 days. Trained search committees are required to hire ranked positions. All applicants must apply through UMKC’s academic e-recruit portal to be considered for a position.

Request for Waivers of the normal AA Recruitment process:

The Dean should forward the completed Waiver Request as provided on the form; candidates in immigration visa status are ineligible for AA Waivers.

The Human Resources Academic Specialist generally drafts all ranked faculty offer letters and answers questions about offer letter components. Please complete the Full-Time Academic Offer Letter Request form [rev. 03/28/23] and submit to Susan Hankins. Provost approval is required prior to offer to candidate.

Verification of higher education degrees shown on official transcripts is required prior to offer of employment. Criminal Background Checks are required at the time of hire.


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

Renewal and Non-Renewal:

For renewal or non-renewal letters, please reach out to your Human Resource Business Partner

CRR 310.035 Non-Tenure Track Faculty. [rev. 04/05/22].