Considerations For Tenure

University Guidelines identify the specific standards for tenure by which the School adheres. That is, the School’s guidelines for tenure mirror university policy. In general, tenure is established when a candidate establishes an agenda of basic and/or applied research within his or her profession. The candidate’s research, taken as a whole, should demonstrate clearly that his or her work is deemed of high quality by peers in his or her profession; and suggests continued success. Evidence of a pattern of research and a demonstrated record of continued meaningful professional inquiry is required. The quality and impact of the candidate’s research record and future directions must be articulated in the Contextual Statement using factors such as those identified in this Handbook.