2.16 Faculty Promotion - Faculty Handbook   

 

 

Abstract: 
This section of the Faculty Handbook describes the review of faculty for promotion.

Effective Date: 08/15/2021

 

Review/Revised Date: 08/15/2021

 

Category: Faculty Affairs

 

Policy Owner: Faculty Senate

Policy Contact: Faculty Policy and Procedures Committee

 

   
 
 

FACULTY PROMOTION

2.16 Faculty Promotion
2.16.1 Review for Progress Toward Promotion
2.16.2 Review for Promotion

 


2.16 Faculty Promotion

Tenure-earning, tenured, and non-tenure-earning faculty are eligible for promotion.  Policies and procedures regarding promotion may be found in this handbook, the Provost's website, and school/departmental handbooks.

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2.16.1 Review for Progress Toward Promotion

Tenure-earning faculty at the rank of assistant professor shall be reviewed for progress toward promotion by both the department chair and an appropriate departmental (or, in its absence, school, college, or UAB Libraries) promotions committee concurrently with reviews for progress toward the award of tenure. Tenure-earning faculty at the rank of associate professor or above, tenured faculty, and non-tenure-earning regular faculty initiate the process by requesting reviews by both the department chair and an appropriate departmental (or, in its absence, school, college, or UAB Libraries) promotions committee. The faculty member shall be invited to provide information not previously submitted to the departmental or unit's activity file. The chair and faculty member shall be advised in writing of the results of the departmental or, where appropriate, school, college, or UAB Libraries review of progress toward promotion. If the reviewer has been conflicted by the institution, refer to Section 2.22.

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2.16.2 Review for Promotion

The procedure for review and decision for faculty promotions shall follow the process outlined in this Handbook and specific policies developed in unit handbooks. Promotion of a faculty member's primary appointment does not automatically result in promotion of secondary appointment(s).

Faculty have access to a variety of resources to prepare for discussions in connection with a negative recommendation, including the UAB Ombuds, counseling provided through the employee relations unit of Human Resources, and other faculty development resources available on the Office of the Provost website.

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