What Is Academic Advancement/Academic Promotion?

Academic promotion and tenure seek to recognize and reward excellence in our faculty. Generally, excellence is defined in terms of contributions to one’s profession (rather than excellence purely in carrying out one’s job responsibilities such as patient care, teaching or administration).

All faculty other than visiting faculty and Clinical Associates are eligible and encouraged to apply for academic promotion. Faculty holding the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor are eligible for promotion (with or without modifiers such as “adjunct” or “clinical”). There are no quotas. All faculty meeting the promotion standards may advance. While academic promotion takes into account the applicant’s total body of work, there is a particular focus on achievements since initial appointment/last promotion.