Promotion and Tenure
Tenure/Promotion Application Submission Information for Colleges
Application Submission Process
Each college office must follow the steps below to submit tenure/promotion applications:
1. Submit as hardcopy the completed original cover sheet, application, checklist, and vote record sheet (all with original signatures where needed, single-sided and unstapled) to the Office of the Provost (see Bylaw 6.341).
2. Upload to the One Drive shared by each college and the Office of the Provost each cover sheet and application as one PDF file with the filename format: Lastname Dept ApplicationType.pdf (Examples: Smith Math Tenure and Promotion.pdf; Jones ISYE Promotion.pdf; Chen NURS Early Tenure and Promotion.pdf; Lopez Law Tenure Only.pdf). Please note the cover sheet should not include the vote counts but only check marks to indicate a faculty member is being recommended or denied for tenure and/or promotion.
3. Upload each applicant's completed vote record sheet as a PDF file to the One Drive shared by the college and the Office of the Provost using the filename format: Name Dept VoteRecordSheet.pdf (Example: Smith Math VoteRecordSheet.pdf). The vote record sheet must include the actual number of votes (even if it is zero) for each category (Recommend, Deny and Abstain).
4. Submit to the Office of the Provost the original cover letter with the signature from the dean and also upload to the One Drive shared by the college with the Office of the Provost the cover letter from the dean as a PDF file with the filename format: CollegeName Dean DeanLastname CoverLetter.pdf (Example: CLAW Dean Cordes CoverLetter.pdf)
Each application must contain the following documents. The relevant information, forms, checklists, and templates are provided on the right column of this webpage under Forms and Documents:
- The completed cover sheet (provided as a fillable PDF form) must be on top of each application. Use the checklist (provided as a fillable form) to make sure the cover sheet fields are correctly filled and submit the checklist along with the application to the Office of the Provost. Any relevant departmental or divisional correspondence should be attached at the end of each application. Applications should be assembled and submitted in the following order:
- The completed vote record sheet (provided as a fillable form) must be submitted for each applicant but should not be attached to the application. Use the checklist provided to make sure the vote record sheet fields are correctly filled and include the vote record sheet checklist along with the application submitted to the Office of the Provost. Original signatures indicating a vote count from the department personnel committee and the college council are required along with chair's and dean's recommendations and their original signatures. Note: This vote record is confidential and is for the Office of the Provost. The vote record information is not routinely shared with the UCPC. Please submit the vote record sheets separately from the applications for tenure and promotion.
- A cover letter from the dean listing all recommendations, all denials, any early promotions/tenures and the dean’s comments should be included and placed separately on top of the set of applications. (Be sure to indicate if an application is considered early and/or short-track on the cover sheet and the vote record sheet.)
- Denials must be accompanied by a letter from the dean stating the reasons for denial and confirming that the faculty member has been advised of his or her right to appeal and that all appropriate appeal procedures or review procedures have been followed.
- Refereed and juried works must be identified as "Refereed" or "Juried" in application Part I document.
- All formal appeal materials must have pages sequentially numbered and tenure applications under appeal should also include progress toward tenure letters.
Please send application materials to the Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 215. If you have any questions about this information not clarified at the department/college levels, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forms and Documents
Information, Forms, Checklists and Templates
- Tenure/Promotion Application Information (PDF)
- Tenure/Promotion Application Cover Sheet (PDF)
- Tenure/Promotion Cover Sheet Checklist (PDF)
- Tenure/Promotion Application Part I Template (Word)
- Tenure/Promotion Application Part II Template (Word)
- Tenure/Promotion Vote Record Sheet (PDF)
- Tenure/Promotion Vote Record Sheet Checklist (PDF)
Additional Forms and Information