Faculty Promotion

The promotion policies and procedures are managed by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Career Development under the direction of the associate dean, Faculty Affairs. Promotion procedures for UArizona-employed faculty (tenure or career track) are outlined in the University Handbook for Appointed Personnel (UHAP) in Chapter 3.3

Faculty are expected to demonstrate a promise of excellent performance in the educational, research, service and clinical missions of the college as it applies to their specific track. 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 and readiness for promotion, speak with your department chair.  

Promotion Deadlines

Effective January 1, 2023, the College of Medicine – Phoenix is changing to a twice-a-year deadline schedule for all clinical faculty and non-tenure eligible (NTE) faculty. This will allow us to better align with main campus and to manage the promotion workflow. 

The timeline for UArizona-employed tenure and career track faculty has not changed. Those deadlines are driven by the Provost’s Office.

Review the 2023/2024 schedules below for the specific deadlines based on your track:

Clinical Faculty

This information is for all faculty who are on the Clinical Series or Clinical Scholar track.

Clinical faculty should have six years in their current rank (assistant or associate professor) to be considered for promotion. Time in rank from another academic institution, as outlined in the CV, will be taken into consideration. Review the clinical track criteria for additional qualifications.

When ready, apply for promotion by completing the online clinical promotion dossier. You will need your NetID and password to login. For assistance with either, contact your faculty coordinator.

Once your promotion materials are uploaded, submit your dossier. Your faculty coordinator will be notified. Contact your coordinator if you have any questions throughout the promotion process.

For more information, including a review of the criteria and walkthrough of the online dossier, watch the latest promotion workshop for clinical faculty.

Research, Educator Scholar or Professor of Practice Faculty

This information is for all faculty who are on the Research, Educator Scholar or Professor of Practice track.

All non-tenure eligible faculty should have six years in their current rank (assistant or associate professor) to be considered for promotion. Time in rank from another academic institution, as outlined in the CV, will be taken into consideration. Review the track criteria for additional qualifications.

When ready,  apply for promotion by completing the required promotion dossier (use the career track version). The University's Provost Office provides an updated dossier with instructions and promotion workshops (recorded versions available) each spring.  

Once your promotion packet is complete, submit it via email to your faculty coordinator. Include the names and contact information of your potential external evaluators. You may also contact your coordinator if you have any questions throughout the promotion process.

Tenure Faculty

This information is for all tenure-eligible and tenured faculty.

Tenure-eligible assistant or associate professors have a three-year mandatory retention review during the third year and a six-year mandatory promotion and tenure review during the sixth year. Tenure-eligible full professors have a three-year mandatory tenure review during the third year. The Office of Faculty Affairs will notify you when a mandatory review is required.

When ready, apply for promotion by completing the required promotion dossier (use the promotion & tenure version). The University's Provost Office provides an updated dossier with instructions and promotion workshops (recorded versions available) each spring.  

Once your promotion packet is complete, submit it via email to your faculty coordinator. Include the names and contact information of your potential external evaluators. You may also contact your coordinator if you have any questions throughout the promotion process.

Promotion Resources