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Lecturer Promotion Guidelines

According to the Faculty Handbook, “initial non-tenure-track teaching appointments will be made at the rank of lecturer for a definite term of one year or less.” A lecturer is eligible for promotion to senior lecturer typically after a minimum of five years of regular (full-time) service at the rank of lecturer. A senior lecturer is eligible for promotion to distinguished lecturer typically after three-to-five years of regular (full-time) service at the rank of senior lecturer. In addition to a change in title, promotion in rank may be recognized by a base salary adjustment. Promotion in rank also may include the offer of a three- or five-year term appointment.

Please refer to the manual-for-faculty-evaluation-2016, Part VI, for more information regarding expectations for performance, criteria and process for promotion, as well as guidance regarding the assembly of a promotion dossier.

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Questions?

Contact Matthew Theriot, interim vice provost for faculty affairs.

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