Faculty Rank

  1. Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor is normally the entry rank for tenure-track Faculty who hold 1) a terminal degree; and 2) a record of scholarship (research and creative activity) indicating promise for achieving tenure.

  2. Associate Professor

    Hiring or promotion to this senior rank presumes prior service as an Assistant Professor, demonstration of good teaching in the Faculty member’s areas of expertise, evidence of significant scholarship (research and creative activity), and possession of the terminal degree in the appropriate discipline.

  3. Professor

    Promotion to this senior rank requires credentials and achievements beyond those required for promotion to Associate Professor, and is reserved for senior Faculty members who have achieved distinction in scholarship and teaching, as well as significant recognition at the national and/or international level within the discipline (See, Section V of this Handbook).