Promotion to Full Professor | Kent State University

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 department citizenship in the time period preceding submission for promotion to professor.

Candidates for promotion to professor are expected to show evidence of research leadership, demonstrated by sole authorship of A+, A, or B papers in recognized refereed journals, first authorship on a significant number of publications, and other similar forms of excellent professional performance. 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 tenure and promotion shall include consideration of the faculty member's personal integrity and professional behavior as recognized by the University community.  A sound ethical approach to all aspects of teaching, research, publication, and the academic profession are expected of all who seek tenure and promotion in the Department.