The University of Memphis

Faculty Promotions


Issued: February 10, 2017
Responsible Official: Provost
Responsible Office: Provost

Policy Statement

Policy Statement

Minimum requirements for the faculty ranks are published in the Faculty Handbook. Each college, school or department is responsible for developing and publishing its own set of criteria for faculty promotion consistent with policies of the University of Memphis, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and in the Faculty Handbook  , but tailored to the demands of specific disciplines and specializations. Departmental criteria are to be approved by the departmental faculty, chair, dean, provost, and president. College criteria are to be approved by the dean, provost, and president. Written guidelines are available in hard copy and electronically in each college, school, or department, and distributed to faculty when they join the college, school, or department and when they apply for promotion.  




To provide means for recognizing past achievements, accomplishments, and future potential of the University of Memphis faculty.


  Faculty should access the Faculty Handbook for promotion criteria and procedures. 


TBR Guidelines for Promotion Recommendations


Faculty Handbook

Revision Dates

 UM1289 - Updated February 10, 2017
UM1289 - Issued: May 26, 2006 - supercedes policy number 1:2B:01:03

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