Benchmarks and Criteria for Promotion to Associate Professor

  1. Promotion to Associate Professor is a reward for establishing a career likely to achieve national/international prominence. Promotion to Associate Professor is recognition based on a candidate’s accomplishments completed during the review period and takes into account the candidate’s scholarly record, teaching, and citizenship/service.
  2. Evidence of a sustained, productive, and improving record of disseminated scholarship; a record of successful and/or improving teaching (for faculty with assigned instructional responsibilities); and demonstrated professional public and professional service, are the principal criteria considered in arriving at a recommendation concerning promotion to Associate Professor. For specific performance criteria and guidelines for promotion to Associate Professor, refer to the indices of scholarship, teaching, and service provided in Section III.1.4.5, and by Tables 3-1, 3-2A, 3-2B, 3-3A, 3-3B, 3-4A, and 3-4B of this Handbook. All candidates for early promotion to Associate Professor must significantly exceed the requirements specified for on-time promotion.