Promotion to Full Professor
Promotion to Professor recognizes the highest level of university achievement and national/international prominence. This is the most senior rank in academia. Consequently, the successful candidate for promotion to professor must have demonstrated a commendable and continuing record of activity across the domain of department criteria of professional performance and in the time period preceding submission for promotion to professor.
A faculty member may be considered for advancement to this rank after completing 5 years as an associate professor. An initial appointment at the rank of professor may carry tenure.
Many factors and criteria, both subjective and objective, are considered in recommending a faculty member for tenure and advancement in academic rank. The overall evaluation of a candidate for promotion to full professor shall include consideration of the faculty member's contribution to the effective functioning of the department. The evaluation will also consider the candidate's personal integrity and ethical/professional behavior as recognized by the University and larger academic communities.