3.1.2 Recruitment and Appointment - Full-Time Faculty

A. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish a uniform plan for the recruitment and hiring of full-time faculty.

B. Persons Affected

All full–time faculty, both tenure track and non-tenure earning.  

C. Definitions


D. Policy

The University of Texas at Tyler accepts the obligation as a member of the community at large, and as a government contractor, to exercise an active and positive program of non-discrimination in all areas of employment. To that end the University is committed to equal employment opportunity and shall base employment decisions on the qualifications and merit of applicants.

Tenured appointments at the level of Associate Professor and Professor, including administrators holding faculty status, may be made when the appointed faculty member meets the tenure criteria for the University, the college, and the department. A recommendation for appointment of a faculty member with tenure is made to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The recommendation requires the concurrence of the majority of tenured faculty in the department, the chair of the department, and the Dean.

E. Responsibilities

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Office of Human Resources are responsible for the administration of this policy.

F. Procedures

The procedures provided at https://www.uttyler.edu/academic-affairs/files/faculty-recruitment-guidelines.pdf should be followed when recruiting and appointing full-time faculty, both tenure track and non-tenure earning.

G. Review

The Divisional Head for this policy is the Provost.  This policy shall be reviewed every five years or sooner if necessary by the Director of the Office of Human Resources and the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Faculty Senate.


AMENDED: 04/22/2009

AMENDED:  02/2019

AMENDED: 12/2020

REVIEWED: 01/2022