After considering input from the search committee and Dean, the Provost recommends to the President the rank of new full-time faculty. The ranks to which new full-time faculty may be appointed and the guidelines for determining those ranks are as follows:
Instructor – Entry level designation used for faculty without appropriate educational credentials and minimal college teaching or professional practice experience.
Assistant Professor – Entry level designation for faculty with appropriate educational credentials.
Associate Professor – Designation for faculty with appropriate educational credentials and at least eight years of distinguished teaching or professional practice.
Professor – The rank granted to those faculty with appropriate educational credentials, who have achieved a career of high distinction in teaching or professional practice of fifteen or more years.