Criteria for Promotion to Full Professor
Promotion to the rank of Full Professor normally is reserved for faculty who, as scholars or creative artists, have made a substantial impact upon their chosen subfield within the discipline and further have achieved national standing in the profession beyond that achieved at the time of promotion to associate professor. This standing is typically evidenced by the publication since the last promotion of a second scholarly or creative book authored by the candidate or a minimum of six substantial peer-reviewed pieces in scholarly or creative venues appearing in standard bibliographies, where available, in the subfield(s). Evaluation of publication record will include an assessment of quality and impact on the field, as measured by the standing of the press or journal, as well as quantity. A candidate for promotion to Full Professor must achieve “excellent” ratings in Scholarship and Teaching, as demonstrated by means of the evidences detailed in Tables 1. A and 2 above. Candidates for promotion to Full Professor are evaluated solely on the basis of performance since attaining the rank of Associate Professor, or, for those whose initial appointment at Kent State was at that rank, since employment at Kent State University.