More Notice for Non-Tenure-Track Professors in Missouri

March 15, 2019

The University of Missouri System this week released new guidelines for hiring non-tenure-track research and teaching professors who have served five years or more, saying that these faculty members must be given one year’s notice if they won’t be rehired. Previously, the standard was three months’ notice. Research and teaching professors who have been working at their institutions for two to five consecutive years will now be given six months’ warning. Clinical and professional non-tenure-track professors are not included in the policy change.

The new guidelines also recommend two-year appointments for associate research or teaching professors, and three-year appointments for teaching or research professors. Currently, appointment lengths vary by campus, according to the Missourian.

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