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Policy Title :
Faculty Qualification Requirements Policy
Policy Number :
I. A-4
Responsible Party :
Human Resources
Effective Date :
12/05/2013
Revised Date :
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Purpose

To declare PMU guidelines regarding Faculty Qualifications Requirements and ensure uniform interpretation and application of this policy.

Statement :

 All candidates for faculty appointments except for Arabic/ Islamic Studies Courses must be proficient in the English language. Preference will be given to candidates who are either native English speakers or who have achieved native-like proficiency.  In addition to English skills, other program specific minimum qualifications are as follows:

Preparatory Program Faculty

 EFL Faculty

  • Degree – A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL), applied linguistics, foreign-language pedagogy, or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience - Two years of teaching experience, preferably in a communicative-centered program.

 

Math Faculty

  • Degree - Master’s degree in mathematics.
  • Experience - Preference given to candidates with at least two years teaching experience at the college level. Preference to candidates who have prior experience in teaching under prepared college students and experience in cooperative learning and alternative forms of assessment.

Study Skills Faculty

  • Degree - Master’s degree, preferably in psychology, counseling, educational counseling, or a related field.
  •  Experience - At least two years’ teaching experience at the college level.  Preference to candidates with prior experience teaching under-prepared and/or EFL college students and experience in cooperative learning and alternative forms of assessment.  Additional skills:  knowledgeable concerning computer assisted learning.

Core Curriculum Faculty (Humanities/ Social Sciences and Math/ Natural Sciences)

Subject Area Faculty

  • Degree - Doctoral degree in the teaching discipline for professorial level positions.  For faculty teaching lower level courses, a masters’ degree where at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline may be allowed, at the discretion of the Dean of the Preparatory Program and Core Curriculum and the chair of the academic department involved.
  • Experience - At least two years of teaching experience at the college level.  Preference to candidates who have prior teaching experience in cooperative and collaborative learning settings.

Assessment Capstone Series Faculty

  • Degree - Doctoral degree. For faculty who teach assessment courses only, degree may be in any field (including specialties such as education or psychology). Masters degrees may be permitted in some instances, at the discretion of the Dean of the Preparatory Program and Core Curriculum.
  • Experience - At least two years of teaching experience at the college level.

College of Business Administration Faculty

  • Degree - Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline for professorial level positions.  For faculty appointed to the rank of Instructor (normally teaching only 1000 and 2000 level courses), a master’s degree in a relevant discipline plus work experience in a professional environment. For faculty in the Executive MBA Program, it is possible that the degree may be replaced by relevant work experience if other qualities important in a faculty member are also present.
  • Experience - Significant teaching experience at the college level. For faculty in the Executive MBA Program, experience teaching MBA students or executives. Preference will be given to candidates who possess prior experience in teaching in cooperative and collaborative learning environments. For faculty in the Executive MBA Program, work experience in the discipline. The amount of work experience will depend on the level of the students. The more experience the students have, the more will be required of the faculty. Experiences can be in consulting rather than full time work.

College of Information Technology Faculty

  • Degree - Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline for professorial level positions. For faculty appointed to the rank of Instructor (normally teaching only 1000 and 2000 level courses), a master’s degree in a relevant discipline plus work experience in a professional environment.
  •  Experience - Significant teaching experience at the college level. Preference to candidates who possess prior experience in teaching in cooperative and collaborative learning environments.

College of Engineering Faculty (except Department of Interior Design)

  • Degree - Doctoral degree in the teaching discipline for professorial level positions. A masters’ degree plus at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline may be allowed, at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Engineering and the chair of the academic department involved, assisting in laboratory instruction.  Gender – must be male candidates.
  • Experience - At least two years of teaching experience at the college level. Preference to candidates who possess prior experience in teaching in cooperative and collaborative learning environments.

Department of Interior Design Faculty

  • Degree - Master’s degree in interior design or a closely related field for professorial level positions. 
  • Experience - At least two years of teaching experience at the college level. Preference to candidates with minimum two years of professional design experience in areas that relate to their teaching assignment. Preference to candidates with experience with CAD and design related software. Gender – must be female candidates.