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2,505: Faculty Positions & Requirements

Revised: August 2011

The UNR Bylaws include policies and some of the procedures pertinent to faculty rights and responsibilities. The NSHE Code also includes policies on most of these matters and contains information which specifies rules, sanctions and procedures in dealing with disciplinary problems.

All academic and administrative faculty and those involved in personnel matters should be familiar with the NSHE Code and the UNR Bylaws. College or unit bylaws are obtained from the office of a given dean or director and departmental bylaws are available from specific departments or by visiting the Faculty Senate Bylaws Repository.

Degree Requirements for Research Faculty

TitleRankDegree Requirement
Research Scientist/Research Assistant Professor I* 0(I) BS required, MS typically for Research Scientist/Doctorate required for Research Assistant Professor I
Research Assistant Professor 0(II) Doctorate required**
Research Associate Professor 0(III) Doctorate required**
Research Professor 0(IV) Doctorate required**

*Research Assistant Professor 0(I) for University of Nevada, School of Medicine only

**Exceptions must be approved by Provost's Office

Degree Requirements for Instructional Faculty

TitleRankDegree Requirement
Lecturer I 0(I) BS required, MS may be required by college
Lecturer II 0(II) MS required for professional schools*
Lecturer III 0(III) MS required for professional schools*; Terminal degree required otherwise
Lecturer IV 0(IV) MS required for professional schools*; Terminal degree required otherwise

*May vary by professional school. Exceptions must be approved by Provost's Office

TitleRankDegree Requirement
Assistant Professor II Terminal degree required*
Associate Professor III Terminal degree required*
Professor IV Terminal degree required*

*May vary by professional school. Exceptions must be approved by Provost's Office

Degree Requirements Guidelines for Administrative Faculty

RangeDegree Requirement
1 Normally requires a Bachelor's degree and 1 year of professional experience; or a Master's degree
2 Normally requires a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of professional experience; or a Master's degree and 1 year of professional experience
3 Normally requires a Bachelor's degree and 4 years of related professional experience, a Master's degree and 2 years of related professional experience; or a Doctorate
4 Normally requires a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of comparable managerial experience; a Master's degree and 3 years of comparable professional experience; or a Doctorate and 1 year of comparable professional experience
5 Normally requires a Master's degree and 4 years of comparable managerial experience or a Doctorate and 2 years of comparable managerial experience
6 Normally requires a Master's degree and 5 years of comparable managerial experience or a Doctorate and 3 years of comparable managerial experience
7 Normally requires a Master's degree and 6 years of comparable managerial experience or a Doctorate and 4 years of comparable managerial experience

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