Considerations For Promotion to Associate Professor | Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Considerations For Promotion to Associate Professor

For promotion to Associate Professor, the candidate must demonstrate emerging leadership through a sustained basic and/or applied research record with one or more systematic lines of inquiry within the candidate’s profession. A description of the candidate’s emerging leadership and developing expertise of his or her line(s) of inquiry must be clearly articulated in the Contextual Statement. The criteria that distinguish promotion to Associate Professor is a record demonstrating emerging leadership and/or mentorship as a scholar within the candidate’s field and establishment of a national or international expertise in one or more areas of focused research (i.e., including but not limited to, participating in invited presentations and/or colloquia; publishing with doctoral students; being part of a national panel; organizing a committee to examine an area of research germane to the candidate’s focused research; engaging as a consultant for external grant applications). The candidate’s unique contributions to the fruition of research products must be apparent.