Employment of Persons Holding a Miami Doctorate

Scope: Who is Covered by this Policy?



A person whose highest degree is from Miami University may not occupy a tenurable or promotable, nontenurable rank unless one of the following conditions prevails:

  1. The person achieved tenurable rank prior to January 1, 1979 (grandfather clause);
  2. The person held the position and rank at Miami University at the time of the award of the degree ;
  3. The highest graduate degree was obtained from Miami University before July 1, 1970;
  4. Since receiving the Miami degree, the person has been employed elsewhere for at least three years and has gained significant achievement;
  5. Since receiving the Miami degree, the person has earned a higher degree from another institution.

Related Form(s)

Not applicable.

Additional Resources and Procedures

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officers

  • Director of Academic Personnel Services
  • Provost

Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy


Recent Revision History

 Amended July 2018

Reference ID(s)

  • MUPIM 6.4
  • OAC 3339-6-04

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