Preparing Promotion and Tenure Applications

Guidelines and instructions for preparing and submitting promotion and tenure applications to the office of the Provost.

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Timelines for Academic Year 2020-2021 Promotion and Tenure Actions

UAB’s promotion and tenure processes reside mostly in the separate schools and college, including deadlines for specific steps.

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Request for Extension of Tenure Earning Period (Not COVID-19 Related)

An extension of the tenure earning period may be approved on a discretionary basis for extenuating non-professional circumstances that have had a significant impact on the faculty member’s productivity.

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Procedures for Faculty Appointments, Reappointments, Promotions, and Awards of Tenure

Section 2.10 of the UAB Faculty Handbook and Policies requires that the university’s policies and the departmental, school, and/or library policies will be used in evaluating faculty members for appointment, promotion, and award of tenure.

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Promotion/Tenure Action Summary Form

Document the review and decision procedures for Faculty Promotion and Tenure awards.

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Newly Promoted and Tenured Faculty (2020)

A list of promoted and tenured faculty from 2020.

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Notification of Opt-Out from Tenure Clock Extension Due to COVID-19

Faculty eligible to use the extension were those with tenure-earning appointments during the Spring 2020 semester. If eligible faculty do NOT wish to extend their tenure clock by one year, and intend to apply for tenure during the 2020-2021 academic year, they must use this DocuSign form to notify their chair and the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost, by not later than September 1, 2020.

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FAQ: Modification of Tenure Processes

UAB announced in March 2020 that, beginning October 1, 2020, the University is automatically extending by one year the tenure-earning period for faculty. UAB made this decision in recognition that the coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted academic and personal life. Below are answers to questions tenure-earning faculty may have about the one-year extension of the tenure time frame. Additionally, the FAQ addresses some common questions relevant to non-tenure earning faculty.

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