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ACADEMIC RANKS
Faculty Handbook pg 25

The following are the general standards and criteria for faculty appointments and promotion. Each department may have additional standards. Individuals applying to the University who hold faculty appointments at a comparable university or research institution may be considered for appointment at their current level.

LECTURER

Lecturers are full-time members of Maharishi University of Management staff who without additional compensation teach at least one course for credit during the academic year. Lecturers are not members of the Faculty Senate.

INSTRUCTOR

Instructors are full-time faculty at the University who do not have the highest degree in their field. A minimum of a master’s degree is normally required for appointment to this rank. Their primary responsibility is teaching at the undergraduate level. Instructors are members of the Faculty Senate.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

The rank of Assistant Professor is a full-time teaching and research position for those who have earned the highest academic degree in their field, generally a doctoral degree, or who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly or professional achievement in their field.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

This rank is recommended by the Department and approved by the University, generally after a person has held the rank of Assistant Professor for seven years, at least two of which should be at the University. Individuals recommended for this position should be outstanding in all professional areas: teaching, research, and service to the University. In addition to teaching excellence, individuals recommended for this position should have made a significant contribution to their discipline or to the fulfillment of the academic mission of the University documented by publications, presentations, or grants.

PROFESSOR

This rank is recommended by the Department and approved by the University, generally after a person has held the rank of Associate Professor for seven years, two of which should be at the University. Individuals recommended for this position should be outstanding in all professional areas: teaching, research, and service to the University. In addition to teaching excellence, individuals recommended for this position should have made a significant contribution to their discipline and to the fulfillment of the academic mission of the University documented by publications, presentations, or grants. They should be recognized leaders in the creation of new knowledge integrating Maharishi Vedic Science with their academic disciplines.

PROFESSOR EMERITUS

This rank is recommended by the Department and FPC and approved by the President. A faculty member must have been full-time on University faculty or full-time for affiliates of the University for a minimum of 20 years, be at least 65 years of age, will no longer be working for the University or its affiliates full-time, and be committed to maintaining a continuing and significant relationship with the University.

Benefits determined by FPC may include room and board; Dome badge; Recreation Center pass; Bookstore and Golden Dome Market discounts; and credit and non-credit courses offered by the University.

RESEARCH PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE RESEARCH PROFESSOR,
AND ASSISTANT RESEARCH PROFESSOR

Appointment to this rank is based on the same criteria as appointment to Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor and is given to individuals who are making a significant contribution in research or in program development that has a national or international impact. This appointment has its own salary determined by the Dean of Faculty and may be held jointly with other faculty ranks. In some cases appointment to this rank may be contingent on an individual’s national recognition in the field as evidenced by project support from non-University resources.

LIBRARIAN

This is a full-time faculty entry-level appointment for those with an MLS or equivalent advanced degree who have less than three years professional experience in an academic library. Librarians are members of the Faculty Senate.

SENIOR LIBRARIAN I

Appointment or promotion to this rank is for librarians with an MLS and at least three years experience in an academic library with at least one year at the University (if a new librarian, professional competence must be gained in at least one major area of library operations). A second master’s degree may qualify an individual who has less experience for this rank. Individuals should have demonstrated outstanding scholarly or professional achievement in library science.

SENIOR LIBRARIAN II

This rank is recommended by the Library Board and approved by FPC, generally after a person has held the rank of Senior Librarian I for seven years, at least two of which should be at the University. Individuals recommended for this position should have made an outstanding contribution to the field of library science or to the fulfillment of the academic mission of the University, documented by publications, presentations, or grants.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

This rank is recommended by the Library Board and approved by FPC, generally after a person has held the rank of Senior Librarian II for seven years (at least two at the University). Individuals recommended for this rank should have an MLS, a second master’s degree, or a doctoral degree, and should have made a significant contribution to library science and to the University’s academic mission, documented by publications, presentations, or grants. They should be a recognized leader in creating new knowledge integrating the Science of Creative Intelligence and Maharishi Vedic Science with library science.

VISITING FACULTY (INSTRUCTOR THROUGH PROFESSOR)

Visiting Faculty hold an academic appointment at another university and are appointed at Maharishi University of Management based on a departmental recommendation. Usually, Visiting Faculty are in continuous residence with full-time teaching responsibilities for at least one semester. They are not members of Faculty Senate.

ADJUNCT FACULTY (INSTRUCTOR THROUGH PROFESSOR)

Adjunct Faculty are those with an ongoing academic relationship with a department throughout the year but are not full-time faculty. They must have appropriate academic or professional qualifications. Adjunct faculty may be invited to join Faculty Senate.

POST-DOCTORAL FACULTY

Post-doctoral faculty work with a senior faculty member, who helps them increase the breadth and depth of knowledge in their specialty, helps them forge connections and networking with other researchers, and helps them publish and work with grants.

FELLOW IN MAHARISHI VEDIC SCIENCE

A Fellow in Maharishi Vedic Science is a scholar who has demonstrated mastery of Maharishi Vedic Science, mastery of his or her discipline (arts, sciences, or professional area), and has integrated Maharishi Vedic Science with his or her area or in different levels of society.

CLINICAL FACULTY

Clinical faculty are physicians who are appointed to the faculty of the Department of Physiology and Health. They have an ongoing academic relation with the University but are not full-time resident members of the faculty.

VISITING OR ADJUNCT RESEARCHER

Visiting Researchers hold a faculty appointment at another institution and are typically in continuous residence at the University conducting research full-time for at least one semester. Adjunct Researchers are those with specialized knowledge in their fields who are affiliated with a department, institute, or research center for the purpose of conducting original research.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

Post-doctoral fellows generally hold a Ph.D. and are gaining advanced training or conducting research, affiliated with a department and working with graduate faculty.

TECHNICAL TRAINING FACULTY

This rank is a full-time appointment for those teaching technical training courses.

MENTORING FACULTY

Because of the unique nature of the University’s educational community, most faculty will have the designation Mentoring Faculty and are required to be available for students outside of the regular class time and are required to live on campus. Like all faculty, they are also required to participate in twice daily group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs in the Golden Domes with students. Each faculty member with this designation is also responsible for one or more of the following activities:

·         Personal Instruction in the Transcendental Meditation program

·         Checking of the Transcendental Meditation program

·         Teaching Residence Courses

·         Teaching 33-Lesson SCI

·         Academic advising

·         Dorm Director

·         Academic Program director

·         Academic Standards Committee

·         Recreation Course teacher

·         Student Club advisor

In addition, faculty in the following positions are required to live on campus:

·         Dean of Faculty

·         Librarian

·         Registrar

 
 
 
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