Promotion & Tenure

Tenure Clock Overview

 

Above is a typical overview of the tenure clock for an Assistant Professor faculty member on the Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (top) and Miller School of Medicine (bottom). For example, please review the Promotion and Tenure Guidebook provided below. Please keep in mind that University and applicable School/College standards must be adhered to. For additional information on the appointment, promotion, and tenure process at the Miller School of Medicine, medical faculty should visit the Miller School of Medicine Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Office website.

Promotion and Tenure Process Overview

Above is a general overview of the promotion and tenure process. Please note that the University and applicable School/College standards must be adhered to. 

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  • Promotion and Tenure Guidebook

    Our Promotion and Tenure Guidebook is updated regularly and is intended to provide transparency and assist faculty members in planning for and successfully achieving promotion and/or tenure. Contents include checklists, the tenure and promotion calendar, procedures, DF-15 form instructions, a summary of review schedules by tenure date, and appendices (ballot form template, teaching evaluation form, external review letter cover page, external review leter solicitation templates, scholarly material review certification form, and the UM standad Curriculum Vitae template). 

  • Timeline and Workflow

    The promotion and tenure review process occurs on an annual cycle, with awards of promotion and tenure taking effect on June 1st of the year following application. Faculty are evaluated for promotion or tenure based on the criteria established by their career track.

    All promotion and tenure cases are due during the 1st week of December. All midpoint reviews and reappointments are due during the 1st week of April. 

    Department and School/College recommendations are forwarded to the Vice Provost and Provost, who review and make the final decision on promotion and/or tenure. Faculty members are notified of the Provost's decision between the months of May and June each year. Approved promotion and/or tenure awards become effective on June 1st each year. 

  • Team Scholarship

    Team Scholarship has a key role in the future of scholarly endeavor and it is explicitly valued at the University of Miami. We want to ensure it is properly valued and acknowledged in the context of reviews for reappointment, promotion, and tenure. Click here to access details on the Team Scholarship initiative, including examples of evidence of success in Team Scholarship, a partial list of principles and practices designed to strengthen our capacity to assess and value Team Scholarship, and a suggested team scholarship promotion and tenure checklist.

  • Ballot Form

    Click here to access the suggested ballot form for use by eligible voting faculty on recommendations for reappointment/progress toward tenure, mid-term review, promotion and/or tenure.

  • DF-15 Form

    The DF-15 form is used for the annual evaluation of faculty or recommendations on reappointment, promotion, and/or tenure. Click here to access the DF-15 form.

  • Promotion and Tenure Information Sessions

    Each semester the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs leads sessions for faculty on the promotion and tenure process. Details forthcoming on future Promotion & Tenure sessions.

    *The Miller School of Medicine Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Office also offers regular appointment, promotion, and tenure sessions for medical faculty. Please click here to view upcoming sessions for medical faculty and to register.

  • Promotion and Tenure Memos

    2021 Memo of promotion and tenure awards effective June 1, 2021
    2020 Memo of promotion and tenure awards effective June 1, 2020
    2019 Memo of promotion and tenure awards effective June 1, 2019
    2018 Memo of promotion and tenure awards effective June 1, 2018
    2017 Memo of promotion and tenure awards effective June 1, 2017