Regents' Policies


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UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-2069

Regents' Policy Manual - Section 5.3: Employment of UNM Graduates

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996
Amended: 06-12-2012
Amended: 12-09-2020


This policy applies to regular members of the University faculty.


As a general policy, no persons who have received degrees from the University of New Mexico shall hereafter be employed as regular members of the faculty in positions which may lead to permanent tenure unless subsequent to their last degree received at the University of New Mexico, they have taken at least one academic year of advanced work at another reputable institution or have established themselves professionally elsewhere. Such work or professional experience must be in their teaching field.

At the discretion of the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, or for Health Sciences faculty the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer of the UNM Health System, an exception may be made to this general policy.


"Employment of UNM Graduates," Faculty Handbook C20.