Letters of Appointment | Kent State University

Letters of Appointment

Formal letters of appointment for both probationary tenure-track and full time non-tenure track faculty shall be formulated, stating terms and expectations for the individual faculty member in teaching, scholarly/creative activity and service, so that he or she may be positively considered for reappointment, tenure, and promotion. This is normally done at the time of hiring.

The letters must be approved and agreed to by the Dean, the Director, and the faculty member and may be revised with the permission of the faculty member. Ultimate approval of letters of appointment is the responsibility of the Provost. In addition to the formal letters of appointment, the Director and the new faculty member, in consultation with an assigned mentor, may develop additional written expectations for specific teaching, scholarly/creative activity, and service in the initial year of work.