Promotion Review | Salem Campus Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Promotion Review

Upon receipt of documents from the Office of the Provost initiating the promotion process, unit chairs notify eligible faculty for promotion. Although promotion may be granted at any time as recognition of outstanding performance, and is thus early promotion, there are conventional expectations of years of service within rank.

A faculty member will usually not be considered for advancement to associate professor until completion of five (5) years as an assistant professor, but in extraordinary cases may be considered after completion of fewer years as an assistant professor. A non-tenured faculty member applying for promotion to the rank of associate professor must also undergo a successful tenure review.

A faculty member will usually not be considered for advancement to professor until completion of five (5) years as an associate professor, but in extraordinary cases may be considered after completion of fewer years as an associate professor. A non-tenured faculty member applying for promotion to the rank of full professor must also undergo a successful tenure review. (See https://www.kent.edu/policyreg/university-policy-regarding-faculty-tenure)