At Philander Smith College, there are 43 faculty members (Instructional/teaching staffs) including both full-time and part-time. By academic rank, there are 2 full professors, 10 associate professors, and 18 professors. By faculty status, 9 faculties have been tenured and 11 faculties are on tenure track. The percentage of full professor is 4.65%, 2 professors out of 43 faculties. Next table summarizes the number of faculty by tenure status and academic rank.
|Tenure Status||Total||Professors||Associate professors||Assistant professors||Instructors/ Lecturers|
|All Full-time Instructional Staffs||43||2||10||18||13|
|With faculty status, total||43||2||10||18||13|
|On tenure track||11||1||1||8||1|
|Not on tenure track/No tenure system||23||0||2||9||12|
|Without faculty status||-||-||-||-||-|
*** Tenure-Status of a personnel position with respect to permanence of the position.
|Tenure track||Personnel positions that lead to consideration for tenure.|
|Not on tenure track||Personnel positions that are considered non-tenure earning positions|
|Multi-year contract||A contract or employment agreement that is in effect for more than one year where subsequent years of the contract may be contingent upon other factors such as the appropriation of funds.|
|Annual contract||An annually-renewable contract or employment agreement that is in effect for a stated annual period within one year of execution, and may be equal to a period of 365 days, or a standard academic year, or the equivalent.|
|Less-than-annual-contract||A contract or employment agreement that is in effect for a partial year period of less than 365 days, or less than a standard academic year or the equivalent.|
According to IPEDS, Faculty Persons identified by the institution as such and typically those whose initial assignments are made for the purpose of conducting instruction, research or public service as a principal activity (or activities). They may hold academic rank titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecturer or the equivalent of any of those academic ranks. Faculty may also include the chancellor/president, provost, vice provosts, deans, directors or the equivalent, as well as associate deans, assistant deans and executive officers of academic departments if their principal activity is instruction combined with research and/or public service.