Appointment/promotion to professor (CHS) requires the attainment of a national or international reputation in the candidate’s area of excellence outreach teaching , business development, LAS, or scholarly activity) as well as at least one other area of significant accomplishment. Documentation should follow the same format described for appointment at or promotion to associate professor (CHS) and for purposes of promotion should document the candidate’s sustained contributions since the time of appointment at/promotion to associate professor (CHS) level. Evidence should be included that the candidate has continued to grow in stature in all areas cited above. There is no required time for advancement to the rank of professor.
The faculty person’s mentoring committee will be responsible for identifying the timeline as well as what materials the faculty person must generate for the promotional consideration. The faculty person should be prepared to develop a dossier which includes, at a minimum: CV; statement of philosophy/accomplishments relative to outreach teaching, LAS, and scholarly activity; accomplishments relative to business development; and copies of published abstracts/manuscripts. Dossier will be distributed to a minimum of 5 external reviewers (at the professor level and/or equivalent if not in academia unless there are extraordinary circumstances ) requesting review, comments, and recommendations relative to promotion. Acknowledgement is made that the goal of 5 external reviewers may be challenging due to the unique nature of DPPD’s mission and the small number of comparable outreach units at other academic institutions; the mentoring committee may have to adapt accordingly.
Supporting evidence may include, but is not limited to:
- Invited presentations at national or international conferences;
- A visiting scholar or professorship;
- Authorship of books, chapters, or reviews;
- Service on editorial boards or as an officer in a national professional society;
- Relevant awards or honors;
- Appointment to governmental review panels or committees;
- Appointment to major committees of national professional societies; and
- Other evidence of prominence in the candidate’s field.