Criteria for promotion to professor focus on accomplishments of the candidate subsequent to their promotion to associate professor, in all areas of faculty responsibility, teaching, research, and service. With regard to research and scholarship, the criteria emphasize that a candidate should have achieved national or international standing, based on substantial and sustained achievement. Candidates also are expected to have contributed to teaching and service within the school’s missions. It is relevant to consider candidates relative to peers and what would be considered the norm in terms of accomplishments and qualification.
Each candidate will prepare a dossier to document accomplishments that warrant promotion. The dossier should be similar in format to that described for promotion or appointment to associate professor. In addition, documentation must include evidence that the candidate has continued to grow in stature in the performance areas cited above or other evidence demonstrating professional growth and achievement commensurate with the rank of professor. The candidate’s contribution to his/her field must include scholarly publications. Documentation must be provided of further accomplishment since the initial appointment or promotion to associate professor. Typically, an associate professor can be promoted to full professor based on excellence in two of the following three areas: research, teaching, and service. Typically, a time period of at least four years, from the time of being granted tenure, needs to have passed before consideration to promotion to full professor. Before a candidate will be considered for promotion to full professor by the executive committee, the candidate will first be discussed by the current full professors in the Social and Administrative Sciences Division to determine if they should be considered for promotion.
- Dossier Preparation
- Dossier including CV
- Request of outside letters of evaluation (typically require 6)
- Division chair’s summary
- Voting Procedure
All associate professors will be excused from the executive committee meeting of the School of Pharmacy. Two thirds of full professor executive committee members (tenure track) must be present to conduct the review. After presentation of the dossier and discussion, a formal vote will occur. Voting is conducted by a signed paper ballot. Two-thirds of the tenure track members present need to vote in favor in order for the vote to be considered a favorable recommendation for promotion. The review/vote will not be conducted if a quorum of members is not present. The dean will provide to the candidate the results of the executive committee action along with the dean’s assessment within 5 days of the executive committee meeting.