1.02-2 Associate Professor
The associate professorship is the middle rank at the University. Candidates must have the terminal degrees appropriate for their disciplines. Under usual circumstances, candidates must serve at least four years as assistant professor, including the year when the promotion will be considered at the University level, before they are eligible for promotion to associate professor. Candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as regional or national authorities unless their work assignments are specifically at the local or state level. They will not have achieved the stature required of professors in the criteria appropriate to their work assignments, but they should have achieved sufficiently to offer convincing evidence that they have demonstrated the requisite potential. One critical sign of this potential is the demonstration by candidates of a sense of consistency and growth in their work and a likelihood of continuing excellence.