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Non-Tenure Track Promotion Guidelines

After serving at the rank of lecturer or assistant professor, typically for a minimum of five years, a faculty member who has satisfied the criteria described in Section 4.5.2 in the Faculty Handbook may apply for promotion to the rank of senior lecturer or associate professor, respectively. Senior lecturers and NTT associate professors will have the possibility of reappointment for up to three years from each reappointment date, contingent upon funding, and may be recognized by a base salary adjustment.

After serving at the rank of senior lecturer or associate professor, typically for a period of three to five years, a faculty member who has satisfied the criteria described in Section 4.5.2 in the Faculty Handbook may apply for promotion to the rank of distinguished lecturer or professor, respectively. Distinguished lecturers and NTT professors will have the possibility of reappointment for up to five years from each reappointment date, contingent upon funding and may be recognized by a base salary adjustment.

Please refer to the Appendices II in the Faculty Handbook, 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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