Considerations For Promotion to Professor | Kent State University

Considerations For Promotion to Professor

For promotion to Professor, the candidate must demonstrate an extended quality record of basic and/or applied research that demonstrates sustained achievement and leadership in systematic line(s) of inquiry within the candidate’s profession. This scholarship demonstrates clearly that the candidate’s work continues to be recognized nationally or internationally for its excellence in one or more of the candidate’s area of expertise; and, demonstrates a broader impact on the literature. The quality of the candidate’s sustained line(s) of scholarship inquiry and his or her leadership as a researcher, and the recognized significance of his or her scholarship must be articulated in the Contextual Statement using factors identified in this Handbook. The criteria that distinguish promotion to Professor from promotion to Associate Professor are demonstrated leadership and/or mentorship as a scholar in the candidate’s profession and area(s) of expertise, and establishment of a national or international reputation for excellence in one or more areas of focused research (e.g., participating in invited presentations and/or colloquia; publishing with doctoral students; hosting post-doctoral residents; 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 authoring major chapters or review articles that help pull together some body of research, authoring/editing books; conducting longer-term projects). The candidate’s leadership in the fruition of research products must be apparent.