Dean of the Faculty

Promotion

A member of the Faculty appointed initially as an Assistant Professor and subsequently granted tenure will be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective the start of the academic year following the tenure decision.

A member of the Faculty appointed initially as an Associate Professor without tenure and subsequently granted tenure will continue as an Associate Professor with tenure until promoted to the rank of Professor. (Voted by the faculty, May 2007)

Promotion to the rank of Professor may originate with the department or with the candidate and usually occurs between six and eight years after the tenure decision. A candidate's promotion committee consists of all tenured full Professors in his or her department(s) and, at the request of the candidate, may include up to two other tenured full Professors from the College Faculty, chosen by the candidate in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty. The Chair of the promotion committee is selected by the Dean. A letter from the Chair of the promotion committee, and signed by all members of the committee, discussing the candidate's scholarly or artistic growth and achievement, teaching performance, and College and professional service, should accompany all recommendations for promotion to the rank of Professor. The candidate may also submit a letter on his or her behalf. (Voted by the Faculty, May 2007)

In cases where there are fewer than two tenured full Professors in the candidate's department, the Dean of the Faculty and the Committee of Six will appoint an ad hoc committee of tenured full Professors from related departments to serve as the promotion committee. Should the department have one member at the rank of tenured full Professor, he or she will also serve. At the request of the candidate, the promotion committee may include up to two other tenured full Professors from the College Faculty, chosen by the candidate in consultation with the Dean of the Faculty. The Committee of Six reviews all candidates for promotion. The President formulates the various recommendations and presents them to the Board of Trustees, together with his or her own views. All promotions must be voted by the Board of Trustees.(Voted by the Faculty, May 2007)