Promotion for Full-Time Faculty

Promotion for Full-Time Faculty

 General guidance for all candidates:
Faculty are expected to review and adhere to the guidance in the Faculty Personnel Process Guidelines (FPPG), effective March 2017. Other resources you might find helpful include the PSC CUNY contract (http://www.psc-cuny.org/contract ) and the CUNY bylaws (http://policy.cuny.edu/bylaws). You are always welcome to contact the Office of the Provost/Faculty Services for guidance regarding policy, process and practice pertaining to your personnel actions.

 

Promotion

Preparing for promotion consideration encompasses all the steps you would take for reappointment (updating your personnel file, submission of an action-specific form C), but also includes an additional step: the preparation of your scholarly materials for consideration by your external evaluators. These external evaluators will provide letters of assessment regarding your scholarship as it pertains to promotion; those letters will considered by the review committees as part of your personnel file. Faculty who wish to be considered for promotion begin the process by notifying the Provost of their intent to apply for promotion, copying their chair and the Manager of Faculty Services by March 15th (see timelines below).
 

Click HERE for CUNY Bylaws Article IX pertaining to Promotions (Associate Professor, Full Professor)

 Associate Professor
For promotion or appointment to the rank of associate professor, the candidate must possess the qualifications for an assistant professor, must have obtained the Ph.D. or an equivalent degree from an accredited university, and in addition he/she must possess a record of significant achievement in his/her field or profession, or as a college or university administrator. There shall be evidence that his/her alertness and intellectual energy are respected outside his/her own immediate academic community. There shall be evidence of his/her continued growth and of continued effectiveness in teaching. Longevity and seniority alone shall not be sufficient for promotion.
In the libraries, for promotion to or appointment as associate professor, the candidate must, in addition to the requirements set forth for assistant professors in the libraries, possess a record of significant achievement in his/her profession. There shall be evidence that his/her competence and achievements are recognized and respected outside his/her own immediate community.

--CUNY Code of Practice Regarding Instructional Staff Titles, Section 1.2.3

Click HERE for a general overview of  Promotion to Associate Professor criteria 
Click HERE for a generic  timeline of the Promotion application and  personnel review process  
 
Full Professor
For promotion or appointment to the rank of professor, the candidate must possess the qualifications for an associate professor, and in addition a record of exceptional intellectual, educational, or artistic achievement and an established reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship in his/her discipline. There shall be evidence of his/her continued growth and the judgment on promotion shall consider primarily evidence of achievement in teaching and scholarship following the most recent promotion. Longevity and seniority alone shall not be sufficient for promotion.
 
Click HERE for a general overview of  Promotion to Full Professor criteria 
Click HERE for a generic  timeline of the Promotion application and  personnel review process  

 

Applying for Promotion consideration in Fall 2017?
Click HERE for the current Memo of Guidance, Part I,  Fall 2017 consideration of Tenure and/or Promotion
Click HERE for the current Action Timeline,  Fall 2017 consideration of Promotion
 
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