Appointment and Employment Procedures and Regulations | Kent State University

Appointment and Employment Procedures and Regulations

1.         Faculty Appointments

Possession of a doctoral degree in a biological sciences discipline is required for all faculty appointments in a tenure track position in the Department of Biological Sciences, with the exception of the technical associate degree program faculty.  Postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Reappointment, tenure, and promotion review criteria will include instruction, service, and scholarly activity involving the principles of teaching, discovery, integration, and application.  (Appendix II and Appendix III)

For appointment in a tenure track position in the Regional Campuses in a technical associate degree program, the possession of the doctoral degree in a biological sciences discipline is preferred.  A research-based masters degree in a biological sciences discipline with appropriate evidence of scholarly activity and applicable experience in the specific areas of the technical program is acceptable.  This specifically precludes the non-thesis type masters degree from consideration.  Reappointment, tenure, and promotion review criteria will include instruction, service, and scholarly activity involving the principles of teaching, discovery, integration, and application (Appendix III).  The level of scholarly activity will be commensurate with the normal and typical expectations for any Regional Campus faculty regardless of the degree held (Appendix IV).