There are four ascending faculty ranks, as designated by title: Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. Faculty shall be promoted based upon the judgment of their peers and the concurrence of the University administration according to standards and procedures outlined in Instruction 1100.
- Instructor is a rank for junior scholars who, while fully qualified to teach, have not reached the level of scholarly maturity expected of a permanent faculty member, such as a board eligible but not yet board-certified practitioner or a post-doctoral fellow or research associate in the sciences.
- Assistant Professor is the basic entry level faculty rank. This level of scholar is expected to have all qualifications customary in their profession or field and to have demonstrated clear potential for achievement and a capacity for productivity in multiple areas of scholarship.
- Associate Professor is the faculty rank indicative of fully-matured scholarship in multiple domains; it is based upon the extramurally peer-evaluated and clearly demonstrated capacity for sustained scholarly achievement and productivity.
- Professor is the highest rank a faculty member may be awarded on the basis of peer recommendation and is reserved for those faculty members who have repeatedly demonstrated outstanding achievement across the spectrum of scholarship; it is not awarded for length of service but only after careful consideration of the quality, quantity and national and/or international impact of the individual's scholarship.
Please visit the respective subpage for additional requirements and how to apply. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Faculty Coordinator.