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Tenure Track Faculty Titles

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. or terminal degree (highest degree available in area of study).

The holder of a regular appointment either is tenured or, unless notified of non-reappointment 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)


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

  • Appointment End Date:
    • Tenured faculty appointments are continuous and have no contract end date; there is annual appointment period
    • Tenure-track appointment end date is 5/31/XX for 9-month faculty
    • Tenure-track appointment end date is generally 8/31/XX for 12-month faculty; ‘off-cycle’ appointments can occur

The steps shown in the Faculty Hiring Work Flow [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 (Search Launch)
  • 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. 09/14/2023] provides clear step by step guidelines for a full-time academic search at UMKC.

The Recruitment Process Information Form [rev. 10/03/23] provides information pertinent to the:

  • Position Details
  • Job Advertisement
    • advertisements should include the affirmative action commitment statement: “UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.”
  • Financial Parameters of the Position
  • Recruitment Plan  [rev. 09/14/2023]

Tenured and tenure-track positions are ranked competitive positions which 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 Tenure-Track Offer Letter Request form [rev.03/28/23] and submit to Susan Hankins. Provost approval is required prior to offer to candidate.

Offers of appointment with tenure should have expedited tenure approval by the appropriate faculty body and Provost. Expedited tenure processes can be found on the Faculty Affairs Promotion and Tenure webpage.

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.

Procedures IT Resources for New Faculty:

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


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.