Should I apply for promotion and tenure at the same time?
It is possible and may be beneficial to apply for promotion and tenure separately in different years. Since the tenure application can be more intense, this may be a good option for you. Discuss this with your chair and/or chief.
When should I start working on my P&T packet?
As early as possible! You will want to keep your CV up to date and periodically enter your narrative notes on the screens in Activity Insight throughout your academic career with OU COM. The actual promotion/ tenure application and review process takes about 15-18 months. If you plan to be promoted in July 2025, you’ll start the process of actually working with your department chair on your individual process in Spring 2024.
Can I apply for promotion or tenure early?
It generally is not recommended to apply earlier than your tenure or non-tenure schedule unless there has been some exceptional situation or possibly a previous academic appointment at another institution.
I have been in my current appointment for six years already, why am I not being referred for promotion?
Faculty promotion involves showing your value to our learners, your contribution to the campus, and your contribution to the field as a whole. The P&T Committee will award promotions to those faculty who have shown excellence in these areas and who also have plans to continue to contribute to these areas in the future. If you’ve been told you are not ready to go up for promotion, it is probably due to needing more experience in teaching, scholarship, or service. If you have concerns, or wish to discuss your situation further, please contact the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development.