Reappointment, tenure and promotion criteria and the criteria and processes relating to other faculty personnel actions

The Department is research oriented and aims for excellence in its graduate programs. Consequently, research accomplishments will normally be heavily weighted in reappointment, promotion, and tenure considerations.  Quality of research is weighted more heavily than quantity.

At the same time, the Department recognizes that other criteria, particularly quality of teaching, may also be of primary importance for some Faculty members. The relative weighting of research and teaching in any individual case, especially for reappointment, promotion to Associate Professor, or tenure, will be made with consideration of the expectations laid out in that individual’s offer letter.

Since education is a primary mission of the Department, a high level of teaching competence is expected of all Faculty. It is expected that there will be continued interaction between teaching and research, to the benefit of both.