Promotion policies and procedures are thoughtfully supervised under the direction of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. University of Arizona appointed personnel that are on the career, continuing, or tenure track are hired as faculty or continuing academic professionals. These employees demonstrate a promise of excellent performance in teaching, service, and research. Within these general guidelines, promotion criteria are to be developed by the faculty members, continuing academic professionals, and the head or director in each department. They are then approved by and filed with the dean and the Provost.
Each department and college establish a standing committee on faculty status to advise the department head and dean before the recommendations are routed to the University standing committee and the Office of the Provost. Promotion and/or tenure decisions of faculty shall involve the following levels of review:
- Departmental Standing Advisory Committee on Faculty Status
- Department Head
- College Standing Advisory Committee on Faculty Status
- Dean of College
- University Advisory Committee on Continuing Status and Promotion (UACCSP) OR
University Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure (UACPT)
- Career-track promotions are not reviewed by a university-level committee.
2023-2024 Promotion Dossier Templates:
- 2023-2024 Guide to the Promotion Process for Continuing Status and Tenure-Track Faculty
- Tenure-track and Continuing-track submission deadline is Friday, January 19, 2024.
- 2023-2024 Guide to Career-Track Promotion
- Career-track submission deadline is Friday, December 8, 2023.
|Section#||Title||Career Track Promotion||Continuing Status & Promotion||Promotion & Tenure|
|Section 1||Summary Data Sheet||View pdf||View pdf||View pdf|
Summary of Candidate's Workload Assignment
|2A||Pandemic Impact Statement||View pdf|
|Section 3||Departmental & College Criteria||View pdf||View pdf||View pdf|
|Section 4||Curriculum Vitae||View pdf||View pdf||View pdf|
|4A||List of Collaborators (View List)||View pdf|
|4B||Representative Work||View pdf||View pdf||View pdf|
|Section 5||Candidate Statement||View pdf|
|Section 6||Teaching Portfolio and Resources||View pdf|
|6A||Information on Teaching and Mentoring (View list) (View mentoring table)||View pdf|
|Section 7||Portfolio for Leadership, Extension, Service or Innovation|
|7A||Overview Description and Assessment||View pdf|
|7B||Supplementary Documentation||View pdf|
|Section 8||GIDP Membership and Description of Contributions||View pdf|
|8A||GIDP Evaluations (Chair and Dept/Unit Committee)||View pdf|
Peer Observation and Provost Award for Innovations in Teaching (PAIT) Nomination
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|Section 10||Letters from Independent External Reviewers and Collaborators|
Independent External Letters
|10B||Collaborator and Other Letters||View pdf|
|Section 11||Internal Evaluations||View pdf||View pdf|
|Appendix A||Checklist for Shared Appointments||View pdf|
|Appendix B||Sample of Department Criteria||View word document||View word document||View word document|
|Appendix C||Guidelines for Acknowledgment and Evaluation of Faculty Participation in Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Activities||View pdf|
Required Template Letter to Independent External Reviewers
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|Appendix E||Template Letter for Research Collaborator, Professional Client, or Other Community Collaborator||View word document||View word document|
Each Spring the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs initiates a launch of the promotion and tenure process with a series of workshops and forums. An updated Guide to the Promotion Process and a set of new dossier templates are available in Spring. Please view our Promotion Workshops page for the latest information about the promotion process for faculty on the career track, continuing status, and tenure track.
It is essential that faculty and staff carefully follow their departmental and college-level guidelines to ensure a seamless promotion process and a complete and accurate dossier.
A faculty member who receives an adverse decision from the Provost relating to either tenure or promotion may have access to his or her dossier at a time and place designated by the Office of the Provost. The names and any information that would reveal the identity of any outside reviewers or students will be redacted from the file prior to being presented for review. No copies may be made of any of the contents of the file. The faculty member may take handwritten notes, but may not transcribe, copy, photograph, scan, or otherwise record verbatim any document in the file. The faculty member must sign a pledge of confidentiality in which he or she agrees to protect the confidentiality of the contents of the file prior to receiving access.
Appeals to the President must be filed in writing within 30 days after the date of the Provost's letter. Within 90 days of the President's receipt of the written appeal, the President will issue a written decision to the faculty member and will provide copies of the decision to the Provost, the appropriate dean, and the immediate administrative head. The President’s decision is final, except in cases of discrimination or unconstitutional violations of due process.