For Promotion to Associate Professor | Kent State University

For Promotion to Associate Professor

Decisions for granting tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor are two different actions. Whereby decisions for tenure follow University Guidelines, evaluation for promotion to Associate Professor are based on the candidate’s overall performance within the domains of Research, Teaching, and Service. It is expected that a candidate who came into the School with a previous rank of Associate Professor continues to be productive at that rank, even though tenure may not yet have been earned. At this level of evaluation, reviewers are required to make a final recommendation of “Yes” or “No.”