Guidelines for Submission of Rank and Tenure Applications by Tenure-Line Faculty

Rank and tenure are at the heart of a mutually acknowledged and mutually beneficial long-term relationship between the tenure-line faculty and the University. They deserve special attention throughout the faculty member’s career at the University. The Faculty Handbook spells out the larger frame of reference for this relationship. These Guidelines are intended to clarify the application procedures and requirements for tenure-line faculty members by providing additional information from the University Committee on Rank and Tenure (UCRT) to candidates and their units.

While these Guidelines are by no means exhaustive, they can provide a useful guide for the procedural steps to be taken in the actual application process.If there are any inconsistencies between these Guidelines and the Faculty Handbook, the Handbook governs. Italicized passages enclosed in quotation marks below are taken directly from the Faculty Handbook.

These Guidelines contain some requirements which must all be fulfilled for an application to be acceptable. They also contain many recommendations that are not absolute requirements. Note, however: Applicants and dossier preparers are advised that a dossier will be more effective if it adheres to all of the recommendations.

The complete Guidelines for Submission of Rank and Tenure Applications by Tenure-Line Faculty are available for review or download from Box.

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