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Initial Appointment


Criteria and qualifications for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor

It is expected that candidates for appointment at the assistant professor rank will have provided evidence of the following:

    A. Teaching
      1. A commitment and enthusiasm for student centered teaching evidenced by a record of effective teaching.
      2. A willingness and ability to work closely with students (e.g., research activities, advisor to student clubs or organizations, sponsorship of students for awards or fellowships).
      3. An expertise and willingness to teach across a range of instructional offerings (general education, introductory, upper division, and graduate level).
      4. A philosophy of education that is consistent with the college’s mission of student-centered education.

B. Scholarly Activities

      1. A defined area of expertise as demonstrated by thesis research, professional presentations, and/or publications.
      2. An ability to meet the defined expectation of publication and scholarly/creative activity.

C. Service

    1. Membership and clear contribution to learned and professional organizations.
    2. A demonstrated involvement in institutional/departmental/school activities.

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Minimum Requirements for Assistant Professor

An earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution in a specified field of study; evidence of student-centered teaching; continuing pursuit of scholarly/creative/professional activity; and a willingness to serve the college, the profession, and the broader community.
Minimum Acceptable Terminal Degrees

Program Terminal Degree Conditions
Art MFA When primary teaching assignment is in a studio area
Communication Studies MFA When primary teaching assignment is in the areas of scene design, technical theater, playwriting, or television production
Engineering Science Masters/PE Appropriate credentials only for those with extensive experience in the field
Law and Justice JD Appropriate in the broad field of Law and Justice as an alternate to the doctorate in one of the social sciences or in criminal justice
Music MM When primary teaching assignment is in applied performance area
School of Business JD When primary teaching assignment is in law

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Criteria And Qualifications For Appointment To The Rank Of Librarian II

Minimal Qualifications: A degree from an ALA-accredited Master’s program; three years of professional-level academic library experience; continuing pursuit of scholarly/professional activity; and a willingness to serve the college, the profession, and the broader community.

Criteria For Appointment

It is expected that candidates for appointment at the Librarian II rank will have provided evidence of the following:

      A. Librarianship

        1. A commitment and enthusiasm for providing library service as evidenced by a record of effective practice; the amount and level of practice expected will vary.

2. A willingness and ability to work closely with students and faculty.

3. An expertise and willingness to be active in a range of professional services (e.g., reference, user education, collection development, technical services). Specific expectations will vary.

4. A philosophy of librarianship that is consistent with the college’s mission of student-centered education.

      B. Scholarly Activities

        1. A defined area of expertise as demonstrated by research, professional activity, publications, and/or advanced studies.

2. An ability to meet the defined expectations of publication and scholarly activity.

      C. Service

        1. Membership in and clear contribution to learned and/or professional organizations.

2. A demonstrated involvement in institutional, library, and/or departmental activities.

 

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