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Promotion & Tenure

Promotion and tenure policies for tenured and tenure-track faculty, faculty on the continued appointment track, non-tenure-track instructional faculty and research faculty are spelled out in chapters three, four, five and six respectively of the faculty handbook.

Adaptations to the promotion and tenure process

The promotion and tenure process begins at the department level, and continues through the college to the university level. The provost's staff provides support to the university promotion and tenure committee and oversees the process.

Timeline

Faculty preparing for promotion and/or tenure review should first consult with their department head for important deadlines. University-level deadlines for promotion and tenure review are on the Important Dates (PDF).

Tenured and tenure-track collegiate faculty should follow these guidelines when preparing their dossiers for promotion and/or tenure:

The following templates are provided to assist faculty in preparing their dossiers:

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Promotion and Tenure Guidelines 2021-2022.pdf
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Promotion and Tenure Dossier Template 2021-2022.docx
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Promotion and Tenure Cover Page 2021-2022.docx

Promotion and tenure committees should follow these guidelines when requesting external reviews:

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external_review_request_guidelines.pdf
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University Promotion and Tenure Committee 2020-2021.pdf

Research faculty promotion packets should be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation according to the following guidelines:

The following templates are provided to assist research faculty in preparing their dossiers:

Departmental promotion committees should follow these guidelines when requesting external reviews:

For more information see the Office of Research Human Resources.

University Libraries maintains the guidelines for preparing dossiers for promotion and continued appointment of their respective extra-collegiate faculty. 

Please contact the Dean of University Libraries  for more information.

Promotion and continued appointment dossiers must be submitted to the university committee electronically.

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Promotion and Continued Appointment Cover Page.docx
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University Promotion and Continued Appointment Committee 2020-2021.pdf

Dossiers for instructor promotions must be submitted electronically to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost according to the following guidelines.

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Instructor Timeline and Guidelines 2021-2022.pdf
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Instructor Promotion Dossier Template 2021-2022.docx
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Instructor Promotion Cover Page 2021-2022.docx
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instructor_promotion_sample_statements.pdf

Dossiers for professors of practice promotions must be submitted electronically to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost according to the following guidelines.

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Professors of Practice Dossier Guidelines 2021-2022.pdf
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Professors of Practice Dossier Template 2021-20221.doc
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Professors of Practice Cover Page 2021-2022.docx

Dossiers for clinical track promotions must be submitted electronically to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost according to the following guidelines.

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Clinical Promotion Guidelines 2021-2022.pdf
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Clinical Promotion Dossier Template 2021-2022.docx
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Clinical Promotions Cover Page 2021-2022.docx
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Collegiate Faculty Guidelines 2021-2022.pdf
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Collegiate Faculty Dossier Template 2021-2022.docx
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Collegiate Faculty Promotion Cover Page 2021-2022.docx