University of Maryland Professor

Submitted by rfollman on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:35

(APT Policy, Section I.F.11) This title may be used for nationally distinguished scholars, creative or performing artists, or researchers who have qualified for full-time appointments at the University of Maryland, Baltimore at the level of professor, who are active in “MPowering the State” programs, and who also qualify for full-time appointment at the University of Maryland, College Park at the level of professor. Holders of this title may provide graduate student supervision, serve as principal investigators, and participate in departmental and shared governance. Initial appointments are for three years and are renewable for an additional three (3) years upon recommendation to the Provost by the Unit head and Dean. This is a non-paid, non-tenure track title but except in the case of appointees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. If the appointee holds a full-time appointment as professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a modified procedure is followed, as detailed below.

Appointing UMB Faculty
as University of Maryland Professors

The following guidelines represent a modified University of Maryland Professor appointment process for University of Maryland Baltimore faculty moving forward, summarized in the table below. Approved by the Provost and President, this modification applies only to University of Maryland Baltimore University of Maryland Professor appointments.

Departmentalized Colleges (New Appointments)

The dossier must include:

  1. Nomination and support letter from Department Chair, to include the candidate’s CV;
  2. Department APT committee review, vote, and report;
  3. College APT committee review, vote, and report; and
  4. Dean's letter of support.

The dossier is reviewed by the Provost and President, with a final decision by the President.

Non-Departmentalized Colleges (New Appointments)

The dossier must include:

  1. Nomination and support letter from Associate Dean of Faculty or equivalent, to include the candidate’s CV;
  2. College APT committee review, vote, and report; and
  3. Dean's letter of support.

The dossier is reviewed by a committee comprised of the Associate Provosts, who make a recommendation to the Provost. The Provost then provides a recommendation to the President, who makes the final decision.

Reappointments

For reappointment, the dossier includes:

  1. Reappointment and support letter from Department Chair or Associate Dean of Faculty (or equivalent), as appropriate for a Departmentalized or Non-Departmentalized College;
  2. The Candidate’s CV; and
  3. Dean’s letter of support.

The dossier is reviewed by the Associate Provosts, who make a recommendation to the Provost. The Provost then provides a recommendation to the President, who makes the final decision.

Steps in the Review Process

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03.25.2021