Faculty Appointments | Kent State University

Faculty Appointments

  1. Tenure Track Faculty

    Normally, an earned doctoral or terminal degree (M.F. A.) in the discipline is required for all faculty appointments to a tenure-track position in the Department.  Tenure track appointments are governed by University policy and procedures regarding faculty tenure (See University Policy Register 3342-6-14).

  2. Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTT) Appointments

    Full-time non-tenure track faculty (NTT) appointments are made on an annual basis (See Section VI of this Handbook).  NTT appointments are not included under the umbrella of the University policy and procedures regarding faculty tenure (See University Policy Register 3342-6-14) and NTT faculty members are not entitled to any rights with regard to tenure.

  3. Part-Time Faculty Appointments

    When the Department cannot meet its teaching needs from the ranks of its full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty, full-time non-tenure track (NTT) faculty and graduate students, part-time faculty appointments will be made from an established pool of qualified applicants not currently on regular appointment at the University. 

  4. Graduate Faculty Appointments

    The Chair recommends to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, graduate faculty appointments at the full or associate levels, based upon the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee.  The Administrative policy regarding graduate faculty is included in the University Policy Register.  (See University Policy Register 3342-6-15.1)