Appointment and Renewal of Appointment | Kent State University

Appointment and Renewal of Appointment

Appointments for full-time non-tenure track (FTNTT) faculty are governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement and are made annually.  FTNTT appointments are at the rank of Lecturer, Associate Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, without a terminal degree, and at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, with a terminal degree.  In addition, FTNTT faculty members are appointed in one of the following tracks:  Instructional, Clinical, Practitioner and Research.   

Renewal of appointment is contingent upon programmatic need, satisfactory performance of previously assigned responsibilities, and budgeted resources to support the position.  FTNTT appointments are not included under the umbrella of the University policy and procedures regarding faculty tenure and FTNTT faculty members are not entitled to any rights with regard to tenure.

During the first and second year of employment, a full-time non-tenure track faculty member must submit an annual file that will be reviewed by the Campus Dean and the FTNTT Reappointment Committee.  Renewal of appointment is contingent upon a positive recommendation from the Campus Dean.