Criteria for Promotion to Associate - All Campuses

The promotion to Associate is recognition based on a candidate's accomplishments completed during the review period and promotion decisions are usually based upon the publication of a historical monograph from an appropriate press after completion of a process of scholarly review. Publication is defined as either “in press” -- meaning that the manuscript had been peer reviewed, revised, and is at least at the copy-editing stage -­ or “in hand.” If the manuscript is at this point in the “in press” stage, the Department requires the candidate to request a letter from the press expressing its dedication to the final publication of the project. The original scholarly monograph may be, but is not limited to, a revised doctoral dissertation. The Promotion Committee also considers  a candidate's active scholarly performance (articles, book reviews, grant applications/funded, conferences) and excellence in the act of teaching as well as university citizenship as necessary in order to support the case for promotion to the rank of associate professor.