Promotion and Tenure

The promotion and tenure process relies on presenting the work and trajectory of candidates in a clear, consistent, objective and fair way. Dossiers should present a neutral account of the merits of each case. Understanding the standards for a good dossier is vital to ensuring that we adhere to our mission and the ambitions of our faculty.

Procedures change over time, therefore we arrange meetings each year to provide opportunities for group discussion on issues that arise when preparing dossiers. Information for administrators assisting with the Interfolio dossier preparation can be found here as well.

Extension of Tenure Probationary Period

The decision has been made to extend the probationary period for faculty on the tenure track in the Spring Semester, 2020

See timelines below for due dates for the submission and reviews of dossiers:

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice Provost for Faculty, Reena Aggarwal, or Kristen Rogers. 


Update: Changes to Rank & Tenure Policies (June 2019)

University Committee On Rank and Tenure 

UCRT Guidelines for Submission of Rank and Tenure Applications

Initial Email Template for External Evaluators

External Evaluator Template for Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor Rank

External Evaluator Request Template for Promotion from Associate to Full Professor Rank

Coauthor/Collaborator Evaluation Template Letter

External Evaluators Summary Chart 

UCRT Expedited Appointments for Tenure