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

Considerations for Promotion to Professor

A pattern of active, noteworthy service to the profession at the local, regional, national and/or international level is required. For promotion to full professor, the candidate is required to demonstrate high levels of professional service as evidence through a variety of activities, including but not limited to, participation in learned society activities, service to advisory boards/panels, participation as a reviewer for grants, membership on journal editorial board(s), and/or accreditation reviews, consultancy to agencies/districts, etc. It is desirable that the candidate demonstrates evidence of contributions to or engagement within the broader community, and, in some cases, may be part of the candidate’s expectations (e.g., serving within an administrative capacity, chairing committees). A description of the nature and quantity of the candidate’s service is required and must be articulated within the contextual statement using factors such as those identified in this Handbook.