Departmental Criteria Regarding Academic Credentials and Experience | Kent State University

Departmental Criteria Regarding Academic Credentials and Experience

a.   Assistant Professor: Normally an Assistant Professor must have the Ph.D. (or equivalent) in philosophy and will have served five years as Assistant Professor before becoming eligible for consideration for advancement.

b.   Associate Professor: Normally an Associate Professor must have the Ph.D. (or equivalent) in philosophy and will have served five years as Associate Professor before becoming eligible for consideration for advancement.

c.    Full Professor: Normally a Full Professor must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in philosophy.

d.   In extraordinary cases a faculty member may be considered for promotion to the next highest rank after completion of fewer years at current rank. Exceptions to these usual or standard circumstances will be reviewed in accordance with University Policy.

e.   A non-tenured faculty member applying for promotion in rank to either Associate or Full Professor must undergo a successful tenure review.