MU says it won’t renew some non-tenure-track faculty

The University of Missouri told some faculty members Wednesday that their contracts will not be renewed for the next school year, Interim Provost Jim Spain announced in an email.

The total number of faculty members affected was not immediately available Wednesday afternoon, according to an MU spokesman. The number of faculty members affected will differ from school to school.

The cuts affect non-tenure-track faculty, who are hired on contracts ranging from one to three years and who are not eligible for tenure, which provides long-term security. In 2017, NTT faculty made up about 43 percent of all university faculty.

All units at MU have been asked to plan for budget cuts of 10, 12.5 and 15 percent, a spokesman said, and the university’s budget picture for next year remains fluid.

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