Criteria Regarding Scholarship, Teaching, and Service for Annual Reappointment in the Department of Philosophy | Philosophy Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Criteria Regarding Scholarship, Teaching, and Service for Annual Reappointment in the Department of Philosophy

The departmental expectation is that, given the years of service to date and the number of years until mandatory tenure review, the candidate is making satisfactory process toward achieving a significant body of scholarship, excellence as a teacher, and effective service. See Subsection D below for departmental expectations concerning evidence of scholarly achievement.

For probationary faculty, reappointment is contingent upon demonstration that, given the years of service to date and the number of years until mandatory tenure review, it is reasonable to expect that the probationary faculty member will eventually undergo a successful tenure review. Moreover, the probationary faculty member in his second or later review must have established and articulated short and long term plans for achieving these goals.

This record can be demonstrated through review of the candidate’s scholarship as specified below in Subsection D.  Specific concerns expressed by the Ad Hoc RTP Committee and/or the Chair during this stage of the probationary period should be addressed by the candidate in subsequent reappointment reviews. Finally, the overall evaluation of a candidate for reappointment must include consideration of the faculty member's professional behavior as recognized by the University community.