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Faculty Rank Eligibility

Initial Placement Table

Rank Step Years of Experience


Assistant Professor

1 0, 1
2 2, 3
3 4, 5, 6


Associate Professor

1 7, 8
2 9, 10
3 11, 12, 13, 14


Professor

1 15, 16, 17
2 18, 19, 20
3 21+
Distinguished Professor Distinguished Contribution
Notes:
  1. All Candidates must possess an earned doctorate.
  2. Initial placement is determined by years of experience and scholarly accomplishments according to the Rank, Tenure and Promotion Manual; and is specified according to rank, step and years within step.
  3. The dean may appoint individuals with outstanding accomplishments to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Eligibility for Advancement and Promotion Table

Rank Step Years at Step


Assistant Professor

1 2
2 2
3 3


Associate Professor

1 2
2 2
3 4


Professor

1 3
2 3
3 N/A
Distinguished Professor N/A
Notes:
  1. The rank, step and year of initial placement become the basis for eligibility for advancement and promotion.
  2. Candidates eligible for advancement or promotion during their first year of employment are evaluated in their second year, and if granted the advancement or promotion are credited a year of service at the new step or rank.