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Promotion

Separate from the tenure decision, promotion is recognition based on a candidate’s accomplishments to date. Promotion to Associate Professor recognizes an emerging nationally or internationally recognized research program (Level II in Table 5), as evidenced by a demonstrated record of publications, grant activity, and professional service. For promotion to Associate Professor, the faculty member must also have demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher and mentor (Level II in Table 6), and must have met the normal obligations for university citizenship (Level II in Table 7).

Promotion to Professor recognizes the establishment of a nationally and internationally recognized research program that has had an impact on the field (Level I in Table 5). A candidate for promotion to Professor must also have demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher and mentor (Level II in Table 6), and must have met the normal obligations for university citizenship (Level II in Table 7).