7.32 – Faculty Salary Increase for Promotion

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 7 | HR - Compensation and Changes in Status

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Last Updated: 03/14/2017

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Cross-Reference:

ARP 7.30 - Tenure Track and Tenured Faculty – Salary Adjustments



Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 5.27
03/14/2017 Amendment approved by Chancellor
10/21/2015 former Policy 5.25  replicated by Board of Regents as initial Rule 5.25
Prior revision history as Policy 5.25 not available

A. Purpose


To reward and incentivize faculty progress along the academic ranks, and assist the university with the retention of talented, capable and experienced faculty through the award of promotional increases to base salary.

 

B. Increase to Base Salary for Promotion between Faculty Ranks


Subject to the contingencies described in ARP 7.30, each tenured, tenure track and college track faculty member promoted to a higher rank shall receive an upward adjustment in base salary, prorated based on FTE, irrespective of any other salary increases.

1. NMSU – Las Cruces Faculty

The amount of the base salary increase for the promotion will be calculated using the mean salary of the incumbents in the rank to which the faculty member is being promoted.  If there were to be no incumbent at the higher rank in the promoted faculty member’s track (e.g. tenured, tenure-track or college track) within the promoted faculty member’s college, an equitable promotion increment will be determined by the Executive Vice President and Provost, in consultation with Human Resources.

  1. Promotion from Rank of Instructor to Assistant Professor: Faculty promoted from the rank of instructor to assistant professor shall receive an upward adjustment to base salary of 7% of the current mean salary of all assistant professors within the college, calculated separately for college and tenure track.
  2. Promotion from Rank of Assistant Professor to Associate Professor: Faculty promoted from the rank of assistant professor to associate professor shall receive an upward adjustment to base salary of 7% of the current mean salary of all associate professors within the college, calculated separately for college and tenure track.
  3. Promotion from Rank of Associate Professor to Professor: Faculty promoted from the rank of associate professor to the rank of professor shall receive an upward adjustment to base salary of 11% of the current mean salary of all professors was in the college, calculated separately for college and tenure track.

 

2. NMSU – Community College Faculty

The amount of the increase in base salary for the promotion will be calculated using the mean salary of the incumbents in the rank and track from which the faculty member is being promoted. Faculty promoted between ranks shall receive an upward adjustment to base salary of 6% of the current mean salary of the rank currently held.  (For example, an assistant professor being promoted to associate professor would receive an increase equal to six percent of the current mean salary of all assistant professors).