Promotion and tenure policies for tenured and tenure-track faculty, faculty on the continued appointment track, non-tenure-track instructional faculty and research faculty are spelled out in chapters three, four, five and six respectively of the faculty handbook.

The promotion and tenure process begins at the department level, and continues through the college to the university level. The provost's staff provides support to the university promotion and tenure committee and oversees the process.

* Promotion and Tenure Letter 2015-16 Final.pdf
Provost Rikakis' May 2016 letter to deans and department heads on promotion and tenure.

Timeline

Faculty preparing for promotion and/or tenure review should first consult with the their department head for important deadlines. University-level deadlines for promotion and tenure review are on the Calendar of Important Dates.

Tenured and tenure-track collegiate faculty should follow these guidelines when preparing their dossiers for promotion and/or tenure:

The following templates are provided to assist faculty in preparing their dossiers:

Promotion and tenure committees should follow these guidelines when requesting external reviews:

Research faculty promotion packets should be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation according to the following guidelines:

The following templates are provided to assist research faculty in preparing their dossiers:

Departmental promotion committees should follow these guidelines when requesting external reviews:

For more information see the Office of Research Human Resources.

University Libraries and Virginia Cooperative Extension maintain the guidelines for preparing dossiers for promotion and continued appointment of their respective extra-collegiate faculty. 

Please contact the Dean of University Libraries or the Director of Virginia Cooperative Extension for more information.

Promotion and continued appointment dossiers must be submitted to the university committee electronically.

Dossiers for instructor promotions must be submitted electronically to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost according to the following guidelines.

Dossiers for professors of practice promotions must be submitted electronically to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost according to the following guidelines.

Questions?

Contact Cyndi Hutchison