Non-Tenure Track Faculty Hiring Steps

Department Chair, Dean, Provost*
Center Director, Vice Provost, Budget Office, Provost
All other units contact Human Resources, 573-341-4241,

*Librarian I/II, Librarian III and Librarian IV require provost signature. Librarian titles are academic positions routed through Human Resources.

By contract.

Contract length
NTT faculty appointments shall begin at a specified date and terminate at a specified date.  Such appointments are usually for a period of one academic year but may be for a longer or shorter period, except no single term appointment shall be for a period longer than three years.  Such three-year appointments should be reserved for the highest qualified, highest performing NTT faculty members.

Reappointments should be based, in part, on the performance expectations communicated at the time of appointment by the chair with the concurrence of the dean [5] and the provost.

Decisions to reappoint NTT faculty should generally be made in advance of the appointment end date.  NTT faculty who will not receive a reappointment should be informed in writing at least three months in advance of the appointment end date unless extenuating circumstances exist.

1-3 years, renewable.

Contact College or Provost Office for sample offer letters. (the below information is also attached – BENEFIT LANGUAGT 20191001)

BENEFIT LANGUAGE effective 10/01/2019

As a benefit eligible employee at the university, you will be eligible to participate in a broad array of total reward programs that the university makes available including health and retirement benefits. 

Retirement Plans- Immediate Action Required if You Are Interested in Participating

You will be eligible to participate in a broad array of benefit programs that the University makes available.  Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits become effective on your first day of full-time employment, provided you complete enrollment within the first thirty-one (31) calendar days of benefit eligible employment.  For specific information regarding University benefits, please visit the benefits website at or contact the UM System Office of Human Resources at 573-882-2146.  Most programs will require a contribution on your part to participate. 

You will be enrolled in the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and automatically enrolled to make a contribution of 8% of eligible compensation. The university will then match 100% of your contribution, up to 8%. You can adjust your contribution election at any time. For specific information regarding University retirement benefits, please visit the retirement website at or contact the UM System Office of Human Resources at 573-882-2146.

Faculty Hiring Contacts

For additional information or assistance, please contact your college admin – Ashley Newton, for CEC or Leanna Miller, for CASE or Sarah Johnson, in the Provost Office for their Direct Reports or your strategic partner in Human Resources.