Promotion Clock Delays

Requesting Delays in the Promotion Process

The University Handbook for Appointed Personnel covers the policies and procedures for requesting delays in promotion reviews for tenure-track faculty in 3.3.01 and for continuing-status in 4A.3.01. Delays can be requested for the birth or adoption of a child, personal reasons such as a health problem for a candidate or family member, bereavement over the loss of a child or partner, adverse professional circumstances that are beyond a candidate’s control, or a prestigious external commitment that detracts from a candidate’s research.

The Provost has the sole authority to grant requests to extend the promotion clock for tenure-eligible faculty and continuing-status eligible professionals, based upon good cause shown for either personal reasons or professional reasons..."

How to Request Clock Delays

  1. The employee submits a written request for clock delay as early as possible, after the event or circumstance that forms the basis for the request.
  • Personal reasons for a delay can be sent directly to the Office of the Provost for review (email: asya@arizona.edu). In some cases, the Provost will consult with the Disability Resource Center (DRC).
  • Professional reasons require the appropriate dean and the head or director to support the request. The dean will submit the request to the Provost for consideration (email: asya@arizona.edu).
  • For more information, see UHAP 3.3.01 or 4A.3.01 policies.

How to Calculate a Promotion Schedule with an Approved Delay

When calculating the promotion review schedule, please consider the following:

  • Review schedule on letter of offer.

  • Promotion clock begin every fall semester.

  • Count is by academic year (Aug-May)

Example: A faculty member hired in January 2016 requested a clock delay in August 2018.  It was approved.  Below is the promotion review schedule with the approved clock delay.

 

Year Count

Academic Year

Review Type

1

2016-2017

 

2

2017-2018

 

Clock Delay

2018-2019

 

3

2019-2020

Retention (3rd year)

4

2020-2021

 

5

2021-2022

 

6

2022-2023

Mandatory (6th year)

View The Guide To The Promotion Process