Faculty Promotion

The following information is a guide to apply for a faculty title promotion.

Before starting the promotion process, review the criteria for track and rank to ensure you meet the requirements. If you have questions about your qualifications, we recommend that you speak with your department chair.  

Clinical Faculty

If you are a clinical faculty member (Clinical Series, Clinical Scholar or Educator Scholar), you can apply for promotion by completing the online dossier. You will need your NetID and password to login. If you need help with your NetID, contact your Department Faculty Coordinator.

Once your promotion materials are uploaded to the online dossier, please submit it. Your Department Faculty Coordinator will be notified. You may also contact your coordinator if you have any questions.

Research or Tenure-Track Faculty

If you are a non-clinical faculty member (Research, Research Scholar or Educator Scholar) or are in the tenure-track, you can apply for promotion by completing the required Research and Tenure Dossier. The University's Provost Office provides an updated dossier and instructions each spring.  

If you have any questions about which dossier to complete, please contact your Department Faculty Coordinator.

Once your promotion packet is complete, submit it in one PDF to your Department Faculty Coordinator. Include the names and contact information of your potential evaluators. You may also contact your coordinator if you have any questions.

Promotion Timeline

Non-tenure eligible faculty should have six years in their current rank to be considered for promotion. Time in rank from another academic institution, as outlined in the CV, will be taken into consideration.

Tenure-eligible assistant or associate professors have a six-year mandatory review for promotion and tenure during the sixth year. Tenure-eligible faculty, who are initially appointed at the full professor level, have a three-year mandatory review during the third year.

Promotion Resources