Faculty Ranks

The definitions of faculty ranks follow:

Instructor: This rank is intended for persons initially hired with a master’s degree.  Normally, the School does not hire at the rank of Instructor for full time positions. 

TT Assistant Professor: This rank is normally the entry level rank for tenure-track track faculty holding the doctorate in Peace and Conflict Studies or an appropriate cognate discipline.  

TT Associate Professor: Hire to or promotion to this rank presumes prior service as a TT Assistant Professor, significant academic achievements, and possession of the doctorate in Peace and Conflict Studies or an appropriate cognate discipline. 

TT Professor: Promotion to this rank requires credentials and significant academic achievements beyond those required for promotion to TT Associate Professor, and possession of the doctorate in Peace and Conflict Studies or an appropriate cognate discipline.  

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTT) Appointments: Full-time non-tenure track faculty (NTT) appointments are made on an annual basis. An NTT faculty member who has successfully completed three (3) consecutive years of employment and one (1) Full Performance Review becomes eligible for appointment to a three-year term of annually renewable appointments which are conditional from year to year only upon continued satisfaction with demonstrated performance, continued programmatic and staffing need within the academic unit, and continued budgetary resources supporting the position (See NTT CBA).  NTT appointments are not included under the umbrella of the University policy and procedures regarding faculty tenure (See the University Policy Register) and NTT faculty members are not entitled to any rights with regard to tenure. NTT faculty ranks and the promotional process for NTT faculty are detailed in the NTT CBA.

NTT offers of appointment will include the specific academic rank. 

There are six full-time NTT ranks delineated in the NTT CBA.  These include:

  • Lecturer, Associate Lecturer and Senior Lecturer - for NTT faculty members who have not earned a terminal degree in their discipline and whose professional experience and demonstrated performance warrant these ranks.
  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor - for NTT faculty members who have earned the terminal degree in their discipline and whose professional experience and demonstrated performance warrant these ranks. 
  • NTT appointments shall also specify the track in which the appointment is offered.  Tracks include:
  • Instructional. FTNTT Faculty members whose primary role is to deliver instruction.
  • Clinical. FTNTT Faculty members whose primary role is to deliver instruction and/or supervision in a clinical setting.
  • Practitioner. FTNTT Faculty members whose primary role is to deliver instruction or serve in professional programs and applied areas.
  • Research. FTNTT Faculty members whose primary role is to engage in research activity funded by external sources.

Part-Time Faculty Appointments: When the School 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.