Criteria for Tenure and Promotion of TT Faculty

A candidate for tenure and promotion must have the doctoral degree in Peace and Conflict Studies or an appropriate cognate field. Candidates for tenure shall present the necessary documents for consideration by the Ad Hoc Tenure and Promotion Committee. Specific guidelines for tenure and promotions files are provided below. 

The awarding of tenure will be based on convincing documented evidence that the faculty member has succeeded in the following mutually supportive and often overlapping areas: 

  • creating a body of published research scholarship that has undergone peer review 
  • served as an effective teacher, including using applied and interactive pedagogies
  • provided adequate service
  • having applied for extramural funding
  • engagement in some community outreach and applied practice as appropriate for the field of Peace and Conflict Studies 

Promotion to TT Associate Professor will be based on convincing documented evidence of the following achievements in what are mutually supportive and often overlapping areas: 

  • creating a strong record of peer-reviewed research scholarship
  • served as an effective teacher, including using applied and interactive pedagogies
  • provided adequate service
  • multiple applications for extramural funding
  • engagement in community outreach and applied practice as appropriate for the field of Peace and Conflict Studies

Promotion to TT Full Professor requires convincing documented evidence of a well-rounded record of significant and sustained accomplishments that include the following achievements in what are mutually supportive and often overlapping areas: 

  • a significant and sustained record of published, peer reviewed research in rigorous and well-regarded outlets that includes evidence of influence and impact on the research scholarships in the candidate’s area of specialization and in the field Peace and Conflict Studies
  • consistently effective teaching, including using applied and interactive pedagogies 
  • sustained commitment to acquiring extramural funding
  • continuing service to the School, the University, and the profession of Peace and Conflict Studies as befits a senior scholar in the field
  • community outreach and applied practice as befits a senior scholar in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • the effective mentoring of students