Employment of Persons Holding a Miami Degree

Scope: Who is Covered by this Policy?



Effective July 1, 2019, a person whose last degree is from Miami University may not be hired into a tenurable or promotable but non-tenurable postition (TCPL) unless one of the following conditions prevails: 

  1. The person held the position and rank at Miami University at the time of the award of the degree and the degree is unrelated to the discipline in which the faculty member is employed; or 
  2. Since receiving the Miami degree, the person has been employed elsewhere for at least three years and has gained significant achievementin teaching and/or research; or
  3. Since receiving the Miami degree, the person has earned a higher degree from another institution.

In extraordinary situations, an exception to this Policy for the hiring of a TCPL with a Miami degree may sought. Any exception requires the support of the dean and the approval of the Provost. Exceptions may be granted only following a competitive national search.

Related Form(s)

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Additional Resources and Procedures

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Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officers

  • Director of Academic Personnel Services
  • Assistant Provost for Academic Personnel
  • Provost and Executive Vice President for Academi

Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy


Recent Revision History

 Amended July 2018; Amended July 2019

Reference ID(s)

  • MUPIM 6.4
  • OAC 3339-6-04

Reviewing Bodies

  • University Senate
  • Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs