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Everyone associated with the tenure and promotion process, including candidates for tenure and promotion, is responsible for being up to date on appropriate standards, processes, and procedures. The Boston University Faculty Handbook contains the authoritative outline of the basic university-wide criteria, processes, and timetable for tenure and promotion, in the Appointments and Promotions section. The CAS Faculty & Staff Handbook details College-level criteria in the Faculty Expectations section. This handbook is an annually updated guide to the process from the CAS point of view. Tenure-track faculty should seek advice from their senior colleagues and mentors throughout their pre-tenure years, and tenured associate professors should seek advice from the time they are appointed as associate professors. All faculty are welcome to seek career development advice from the Office of the Dean.
Forms needed for the tenure and/or promotion application process are available on the Provost’s website. For questions about completing application forms, please contact the CAS Tenure and Promotion Coordinator.
The Office of the Dean holds annual meetings for tenure and promotion candidates, and for department Chairs and administrators, to assist with the review process.