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How to Hire a Research Professor Non-Competitively


Research Professor is appropriate for persons who are engaged primarily in research activities and have qualifications similar to those held by tenure-track faculty. Research faculty generally have extramural funding in which they are the principal investigator or for which their contribution is crucial to the funding. They may occasionally teach or serve as members of thesis or dissertation committees. Appointments are temporary in nature, and therefore, research faculty are not eligible to vote in the general faculty. Such appointments are renewable annually and are non-probationary. In the event that a person with a research title is appointed to a faculty rank that can lead to tenure, the time served with a research title shall not count toward tenure.

Current Process

Hire through UNMJobs, view checklists below.


All Deadlines

Hiring Proposal: 20 business days prior to start date.


Departments must initiate a non-competitive action to hire a Research Professor through UNMJobs.

Related Policies and Guidelines
Forms Required

Forms Required to Complete Hire:

  • Justification for non-competitive hire
  • Signed Offer Letter
  • UNMJobs hiring proposal with final approvals

Forms Required to Have Employee Set Up in Banner for Payroll:

  • Signed Faculty Contract
  • Employee Demographic Form
  • I-9 Form
Additional Information

For additional questions and information, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 277-5251 or the appropriate Faculty Contract Office: Main and Branch Campuses FCSO: 277-4528 or Health Science Center FCO: 272-4231.

Last updated: January 14,2014