Missouri State University

2152 Research Professor

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Research Professor

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2152

GRADE Unclassified

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Department Head or Director

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Research Professor is non-tenure track faculty position with primary responsibilities in research, but according to specific assignments, may be involved in teaching and service. Research Faculty may be initially appointed to service in research centers to conduct research which is partially or totally supported by outside funds.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Research Faculty must hold graduate degrees in appropriate disciplines; the qualifications for appointment to the rank are the same as those for the comparative rank for tenure-track faculty. The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Research Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. Positions associated with this position classification may be located in facilities requiring the position to be designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The essential duties and responsibilities of the Research Professor are assigned by the academic department head or director. The Associate Research Professor facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

SUPERVISION

The Research Professor receives administrative supervision from the department head or director and may exercise supervision of professional research staff, graduate assistants, undergraduate majors, or student employees.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED FEBRUARY 2012