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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 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)

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).

The CHECKLIST FOR FULL-TIME FACULTY HIRING [7/2/2019] provides clear step by step guidelines for a full-time academic search at UMKC and is required to complete the process. Forms required for the process:

  • 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.”
  • Plan for Diversity and Inclusion in hiring (Contact Sybil Wyatt in Affirmative Action for more information)
  • Pool Certification Request form


  • 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.
  • Ranked competitive positions must be nationally advertised and candidates must compete within an Affirmative Action certified pool of applicants.
  • A Search Committee is required and must receive Affirmative Action training prior to advertising position (contact Affirmative Action Office to arrange training session).
  • Request for Waivers of the normal AA Recruitment process: Dean should forward an email request to Sybil Wyatt ( and Susan Hankins (; candidates in immigration visa status are ineligible for AA Waivers.

Offer Letter: Submit offer letter request form to the HR Academic Specialist (mailto: Provost approval is required prior to offer to candidate.

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

Criminal Background Check: Required.

Employment Documentation:

  • 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 and/or the hiring unit.

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  Annual Appointment Renewal Letter Templates:  RENEWAL Template Tenured Faculty or  RENEWAL Template Tenure Track Faculty