Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure
No later than during the sixth year of employment in a tenure track position, a faculty member must come up for promotion to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure. If the faculty member was granted years of tenure credit and chose to use that credit, the promotion and tenure review will occur earlier than the sixth year. If the faculty member was granted a tenure clock extension by the Office of the Provost, the promotion and tenure review may occur later than the sixth year.
For detailed information on what is included and involved in the promotion and tenure review, please refer to the faculty collective bargaining agreement and the Office of the Provost website. The Office of the Provost website also has unit-specific criteria and procedures posted.
Contract Renewal Information
The unit must also submit the specific information (FTE, salary, dates) for the contract renewal itself. Recently, this has been achieved on a spreadsheet from Human Resources, but has more frequently been accomplished by units submitting RTOs. Human Resources will inform units as to which process will be used.
Assuming a positive review, the faculty member's contract will be renewed indefinitely. This RTO will be generated in Human Resources. If the promotion and tenure case is unsuccessful, the faculty member generally receives a one-year terminal contract.
Promotion to Professor
During or after the sixth year post-tenure, faculty may choose to be reviewed for promotion to full Professor. The process and timelines for this promotion review are largely similar to the promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, except that if the promotion to Professor is unsuccessful, the candidate remains employed at the rank of Associate Professor. Please use the same resources for this process as for promotion and tenure.
Salary increases associated with promotion are accomplished with the indefinite tenure contract generated in HR (or a PRF generated in the Dean's Office, in the case of promotion to Professor).