1.10 Promotion Process

The University of Georgia has guidelines for the promotion of faculty with academic rank, lecturers, research faculty, public service faculty, clinical faculty, librarians, and academic professionals.

1.10-1 Academic Ranks

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Promotion of Instructors, Assistant Professors, and Associate Professors is governed by the University of Georgia’s Guidelines on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure.

1.10-2 Lecturers

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For details regarding the appointment and promotion of Lecturers, see the below guidelines.

1.10-3 Research Ranks

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For details regarding the promotion of Research Scientists, see the below guidelines.

1.10-4 Public Service Ranks

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For details regarding the promotion of Public Service faculty, see the below guidelines.

1.10-5 Clinical Ranks

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For details regarding the promotion of Clinical faculty, see the below guidelines.

1.10-6 Librarians

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For details regarding the promotion of Librarians, see the below guidelines.

1.10-7 Academic Professionals

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For details regarding the promotion of Academic Professionals, see the below guidelines.

1.10-8 Special Salary Adjustment upon Promotion

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A promotion raise will be added to the salary of each tenure-track faculty member promoted to the rank of either Associate Professor or Professor. This amount is to be in addition to the merit increase allocation within the respective units. If any faculty member who is approved for promotion is not proposed for an above average merit increase with his or her department, then a specific justification must be given to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Source:
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, July 29, 2009

1.10-9 Implementation of Revised Guidelines for Faculty Appointment, Promotion, or Tenure

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Revisions to any University guidelines for appointment and promotion of faculty will take effect upon the President’s acceptance of a recommendation for revision from the University Council. Revisions to an academic unit’s promotion and tenure criteria will take effect upon the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost’s approval of the revised criteria. If a candidate is within two years of preliminary consideration for promotion and/or tenure when either type of revision takes effect, and the candidate​ has a basis to believe that the application would be disadvantaged by the new guidelines or criteria, the candidate may choose that the previous versions of these documents apply. In such cases, the promotion and tenure unit head is responsible for making it clear to the eligible voting faculty which guidelines or criteria are applicable before the unit vote occurs. The dossier’s cover letter must also make it evident to subsequent reviewers of the dossier which guidelines or criteria are applicable.

Source:
  • Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, May 8, 2020