Guide to policies and procedures for hiring faculty to the instructional tenure-track, clinical instructional track, and research professor track; making joint appointments, faculty recruitment/retention efforts, and other related resources.
Making Faculty Appointments
Hiring and retaining exceptional faculty members is vital to maintaining the University of Michigan’s stimulating, welcoming, and diverse environment. Policies, procedures and support documents have been established to support this process.
Prior to offering a faculty appointment of professor or associate professor on the instructional tenure track, clinical instructional track, and research professor track, an Authorization to Extend Offer (AEO) package must be submitted to the Office of the Provost.
AEO instructions 2023-24
This document details the procedure for offering new faculty member appointments at the University of Michigan. This process must be completed and approved prior to making such an offer.
Memorandum from the Provost RE: New Joint Appointments for Tenure Track Faculty (Memorandum of Understanding), July 2008
Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) for Joint Appointments
Policies on Appointments and Promotions for Research Scientist and Research Professor Tracks
Guidance for research faculty appointments and promotions in both the Research Scientist Track and Research Professor Track.
- Procedures for Extending Offers to Research Scientist Track (leave Provost website)
- Guidance on the Teaching/Mentoring Criteria for the Research Professor Track (leave Provost website)
The ADVANCE Program focuses on recruitment, retention, climate, and leadership development in order to enhance a diverse and excellent faculty at the University. Among the resources provided by the ADVANCE is the Handbook for Faculty Searches and Hiring, which provides guidance on every phase of the faculty search and hiring process to ensure fair and consistently applied practices.
Guide to dual career services for partners of faculty members seeking staff, administrative, or professional opportunities within the university community or the greater Ann Arbor area.
The University of Michigan provides a comprehensive set of policies, programs, services, benefits, and resources for faculty members and their families.
The Provost’s Faculty Initiatives Program (PFIP) provides supplemental resources to help schools and colleges and other academic units to hire and retain faculty with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through scholarship, teaching and/or service; to assist the dual career partners of tenure track and tenured faculty; and to respond to unique opportunities.
- LGBTQ+ Policies, Resources, Community and Benefits
The U-M Spectrum Center works toward enhancing the campus climate and support services for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty at the university through education, advocacy, and community building.
- King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program
This program, supported by the U-M and State of Michigan, contributes to the intellectual diversity of the curriculum and the co-curriculum by exposing students to guest faculty with diverse points of view and experiences.