Promotion to Professor

On the Kent campus, promotion to Professor is a recognition to an individual for having brought his/her career to national or international prominence, with a demonstrated record of sustained creative activity or research and increased distinction in the discipline/field, as evidenced by invitations and/or selection for service to disciplinary and/or professional organizations, based on recognition by peers so as to be rated “excellent.”

Candidates for promotion to Professor will also have a consistent record of rating as “very good” or “excellent” in teaching and will have made effective use of their professional and academic competence in service to the program, division, school, college, university, community, and/or profession.  When scholarship, teaching and service are recognized as “excellent” or “exceeding expectations,” they contribute to the positive assessment for promotion to Professor. However, excellent ratings in service alone will not warrant promotion in rank.