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Promotion & Tenure

Promotion and tenure are important milestones in a faculty member's career. Both are designed to build a faculty committed to excellence for the University while rewarding faculty for their teaching, creative, research/scholarly, and service contributions to the University and their respective field. Promotion and tenure is a rigorous process involving multiple layers of review and begins with the hiring process.

2015-2016 Promotion & Tenure Cycle

Faculty members applying for promotion and tenure will document their teaching, creative, research/scholarly and service contributions and have this record reviewed at several levels within the University and by external reviewers in their field. Because promotion and tenure are such important milestones in a faculty member's career, a variety of support services have been created to assist users through these changes. These services include:

  • a team to answer questions about the process, as well as the forms
  • updated instructions, including flowcharts and checklists
  • fillable Adobe PDF forms

On this webpage, you will find the latest versions of each of the individual files, or an option to download a consolidated file of all instructions. Either way, the goal is to provide you all of the information you will need as an applicant, department chair, committee chair, dean, etc. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for in the documents provided, please send an email to with your questions.

Download P&T Materials

Promotion & Tenure Governing Documents

Use of Adobe Signatures