Promotion & Tenure
Promotion and tenure are important milestones in the career of an academic faculty member. Granted as a reward for teaching, scholarly, and service contributions to the University and to their respective field of study, both honors are designed to build a faculty committed to excellence for the institution and to enhance its reputation. The conferral of promotion and tenure follows a rigorous evaluation process involving multiple layers of peer and administrator review.
2017-2018 Promotion & Tenure Cycle
Faculty members applying for promotion and tenure must chronicle their teaching efforts, scholarly accomplishments, and service contributions in a comprehensive application dossier. This record is extensively reviewed at several levels within the University and by external reviewers in their field.
To provide applicants with an overview of the entire process, informational sessions jointly organized by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Faculty Senate are held prior to the start of each review cycle.
Spring 2017 Promotion and Tenure Forums
- Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM in SU 207 (focus on tenure and promotion from the rank of assistant professor to associate professor)
- Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in SU 205 (focus on promotion from the rank of associate professor to full professor)
During the course of the promotion and tenure review cycle, the Office of Faculty Affairs offers ongoing informational and technical support to both promotion and tenure applicants as well as to others involved in review processes.
Available for download below is a consolidated file of the 2017-2018 Promotion and Tenure Review Cycle documents, including instructions; department committee, department chair, college committee, and dean evaluation forms; faculty waiver form; and more. This file does not contain a blank application form. In consultation with the Faculty Senate, Digital Measures has been selected as the platform for completion of the tenure and/or promotion application. Applicants must enter information into their Digital Measures profile and generate their application from the system. Regular support sessions for Digital Measures are held throughout the year.
For additional information, please consult the promotion and tenure governing documents below, particularly the Board of Regents Handbook and the UNLV Bylaws. If you have any further questions, please email [email protected].
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Tenure Recipients!
Executive Vice President and Provost, Diane Z. Chase, congratulates the faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1, 2017. The tenure recommendations were officially approved at the March 2017 Board of Regents meeting.
Read the full announcement here.
Promotion & Tenure Governing Documents
- Board of Regents Handbook, specifically:
- UNLV Bylaws, specifically:
- Chapter 1, Section 4: "Tenure"
- Chapter 3, Section 9: "Faculty Personnel Files"
- Chapter 3, Section 16: "Guidelines for Promotion or Appointment to Academic Rank"
- Flexibility of Pre-Tenure Probationary Period Policy
- Tenure Flexibility Request Form (Right-click to save file and open with Adobe Reader.)
Questions regarding the promotion and tenure process can be directed to [email protected].