Faculty Information

Faculty Appointment Types & Hiring Procedures

The kind or type of academic appointment, such as Tenure Track, Full Time, P & A, Adjunct, Instructor, Lecturer & Teaching Specialists, see Appointment Type Definitions. PDF Icon 

Also see Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees Policy for more information and procedures.

Search Process & Hiring Procedures for Faculty and P&A information can be found on the UMC Human Resources website.


Promotion & Tenure 

Tenure is the keystone for academic freedom and excellence, awarded for academic and professional merit. The Regents Policy on Faculty Tenure (tenure regulations) is the comprehensive institutional code that articulates the formal relationship between the University and its faculty. The tenure regulations were adopted by the Board of Regents in 1945 and continues to uphold "the conviction that a well-defined statement of rules is essential to the protection of academic freedom and to the promotion of excellence at the University of Minnesota. A well-designed promotion and tenure system ensures that considerations of academic quality will be the basis for academic personnel decisions, and thus provides the foundation for academic excellence." (Preamble, Regents Policy on Faculty Tenure).

Promotion and tenure: approved 7.12 statements

Unit Criteria, Standards, and Indices for Tenure and/or Promotion Required by Section 7.12 of the Faculty Tenure Policy


Leaves & Sabbaticals

Academic development leaves allow faculty to devote concentrated time to studies, investigations, research, scholarly writing, and artistic projects. Such leaves may also be used for curriculum development and other improvements in teaching practice.

Faculty are eligible for a single semester leave after two academic years of service (probationary faculty) or after four academic years of service (tenured faculty). A faculty member is entitled to a sabbatical leave after six years of academic service, with review and scheduling at the department/collegiate levels and approval of the dean.


Dates and Deadlines
Dates and deadlines for Leaves & Sabbaticals can be found on our Google Calendar (right hand column of this page)



Faculty Union

The University of Minnesota, Crookston faculty are represented by University Education Association (UEA-C).