Hiring Faculty

Recruitment Authorization Form

  • The Provost will want to see a vacancy announcement with any tenure-track faculty recruitment authorization form.  Please include it when forwarding the RAF for authorization.

Letter of Hire template

  • The Provost will want to see a brief CV of the proposed faculty hire attached to the Letter of Hire and Memorandum of Understanding forwarded for signature.

Language required in Tenure Track Faculty LOH

  • Contributing to the recruiting and advising of students.
  • Integration

Financial commitments by the Provost for new faculty

Determining retention and tenure review dates (worksheet)

  • Tenure Credit Date for start dates at any point in the calendar year.
    • Academic Year Appointment:  August 16
    • Fiscal Year Appointment:  July 1
    • Example 1: Start date: 3/1/2013; Tenure credit date: 8/16/2013
    • Example 2: Start date: 10/1/2013; Tenure credit date: 8/16/2013
  • Retention Review occurs in the fall of the third year of employment. 
    • Example: Start date: 3/1/2013; Tenure credit date: 8/16/2013; Retention Review: Fall 2015
  • Tenure Review occurs during the academic year of the sixth year of employment.
    • Example:  Start date: 3/1/2013; Tenure credit date: 8/16/2013; Tenure Review: AY 2018-2019
  • Exceptions
    • Credit toward Tenure may be granted at hire.
      • 1 or 2 years of credit: See the instructions with the chart. (link)
      • 3 years of credit: No retention review. Tenure review conducted during the sixth year of creditable service.  See the chart. (link)
      • Policy allows no more than three years of credit toward Tenure.
    • An extension may be granted on the review timeframe under certain circumstances.  See MSU policy (link) for details.