Full-time Non-tenure Track Faculty (NTT) Academic Ranks and Promotion | East Liverpool Campus Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Full-time Non-tenure Track Faculty (NTT) Academic Ranks and Promotion

FT-NTT Faculty members hold appointments at one (1) of the following six (6) academic ranks: Lecturer, Associate Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. The academic ranks of Lecturer, Associate Lecturer and Senior Lecturer are reserved for FT-NTT Faculty members who have not earned a terminal degree in their discipline, but whose professional experience and demonstrated performance warrant these ranks. The academic ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor are reserved for FT-NTT Faculty members who have earned the terminal degree in their discipline and whose professional experience and demonstrated performance warrant these ranks. (NTT Collective Bargaining Agreement).

FT-NTT faculty members who have completed five (5) consecutive years of employment as an FT-NTT faculty member and one (1) successful Full Performance Review may apply for promotion to the rank of Associate Lecturer/Associate Professor, as applicable, at the time of their second Full Performance Review or with any scheduled performance review thereafter.

Normally, FTNTT faculty members at the rank of Associate Lecturer/Associate Professor may apply for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer/Professor, as applicable, in any year after five full years in rank as an Associate Lecturer/Associate Professor (NTT Collective Bargaining Agreement, ADDENDUM C).

Promotion is from rank to rank and is sequential. NTT Faculty can apply for promotion in the third year of a cycle of three (3) one year annually renewable appointments after the member has successfully passed one Full Performance Review. However, the campus faculty do not advise on the promotion of NTT faculty. The candidates who are standing for reappointment and/or (NTT) promotion should consult with their specific Department, College, or academic unit to receive guidance in preparing their files. Such candidates should also receive and follow the guidelines and protocols defined in NTT Collective Bargaining Agreement.