Letter of Hire template

Partner Accommodation Worksheet

  • 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
Determining retention and tenure review dates

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.
      • 3 years of credit: No retention review. Tenure review conducted during the sixth year of creditable service. See the chart.
      • Policy allows no more than three years of credit toward Tenure.
    • An extension may be granted on the review time frame under certain circumstances. See MSU policy for details.