Bylaws
ARTICLE XI DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS OF TITLES IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF > SECTION 11.5. EQUIVALENCIES. :
SECTION 11.5. EQUIVALENCIES.
1. a. For appointment as an assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor in a field in which there is a research PhD in general use., no other degree shall be accepted as equivalent to the PhD. unless there is also a professional doctorate in general use available in the field, in which case a college may declare either the PhD. or the relevant professional doctorate to be "preferred" for a specific appointment, or it could designate them as equally acceptable.
b. For appointment as an assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor in fields in which the PhD. is not the terminal degree in the field, the executive vice chancellor and university provost shall prepare and make available to the colleges a list of credentials that may be accepted in lieu of the PhD. degree.
2. In the evaluation and interpretation of equivalencies there must be a direct and specific relationship between the discipline represented and the field in which the candidate is to serve.