Promotion & Tenure Due Dates

Mandatory Promotions

Due to Academic HR by December 15 each year:

  • Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor without Tenure to Associate Professor without Tenure
  • Associate Professor without Tenure, 3 year to Associate Professor
  • Professor without Tenure, 3 year to Professor
  • Research Assistant Professor to Research Associate Professor

All assistant professors (including without Tenure and Research) are typically considered mandatory in their 6th year, please keep in mind that the code was changed in 1998 allowing hiring of part-time faculty on a different mandatory review schedule.

Please review the Faculty Code, Chapter 24, Sections 24-45, Appointment of Part-Time Professors, for more information.

Non-Mandatory Promotions

Due to Academic HR by February 1 each year:

  • Artist-in-Residence to Senior Artist-in-Residence
  • Associate Professor to Professor
  • Associate Professor without Tenure to Professor without Tenure
  • Lecturer, full-time to Senior Lecturer
  • Research Associate Professor to Research Professor
  • Awards of Tenure: for example, Associate Professor without Tenure to Associate Professor

Due to Academic HR by March 1 each year:

  • Clinical positions
  • Affiliate positions

Early promotions (prior to mandatory year) include:

  • Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor without Tenure to Associate Professor without Tenure
  • Research Assistant Professor to Research Associate Professor

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