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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.

Faculty of all tracks should contact the department head, chair, or school director for guidance on college and department promotion and tenure guidelines, expectations, indicators.

Adaptations to the Promotion and Tenure Process

Procedures for Faculty Appointments with Tenure

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 webpage.

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 2022-2023.pdf
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Promotion and Tenure Dossier Template 2022-2023.docx
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Promotion and Tenure Cover Page 2022-2023.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 2021-2022.pdf

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

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Research Faculty Promotion Guidelines 2022-23.pdf
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Research Faculty Promotion Overview and Important Deadlines Summary 2022-23.pdf
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Research Faculty Promotion - Approval Level Summary.pdf

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

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Research Faculty Promotion Dossier Template 2022-23.pdf
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Research Faculty Promotion Cover Page 2022-23.docx

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

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Research Faculty Promotion - Guidelines for External Reviews.pdf

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 2022-2023.docx
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University Promotion and Continued Appointment Committee 2021-2022.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 2022-2023.pdf
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Instructor Promotion Dossier Template 2022-2023.docx
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Instructor Promotion Cover Page 2022-2023.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 2022-2023.pdf
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Professors of Practice Dossier Template 2022-2023.doc
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Professors of Practice Cover Page 2022-2023.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 2022-2023.pdf
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Clinical Promotion Dossier Template 2022-2023.docx
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Clinical Promotions Cover Page 2022-2023.docx
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Collegiate Faculty Guidelines 2022-2023.pdf
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Collegiate Faculty Dossier Template 2022-2023.docx
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Collegiate Faculty Promotion Cover Page 2022-2023.docx