School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs

Policy on Conferral of Tenure Concurrent with a New Appointment

Faculty appointed at the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor may be recommended for immediate conferral of tenure at the time of initial appointment.

The Department Chair must recommend immediate tenure when the initial recommendation for appointment is submitted. This recommendation must receive the written approval of the Dean.

In general, faculty recommended for immediate tenure will have been awarded tenure at their previous institution. Under exceptional circumstances, tenure may be awarded to faculty who were not tenured at their previous institution.

This policy supersedes UPSOM “Tenure Probation Waiver Policy for Faculty with Tenure Recruited from Other Institutions:” – 02/15/95