Promotion & Tenure

Promotion and tenure are important milestones in the career of an academic faculty member. Granted as a reward for teaching, scholarly, and service contributions to the University and to their respective field of study, both honors are designed to build a faculty committed to excellence for the institution and to enhance its reputation. The conferral of promotion and tenure follows a rigorous evaluation process involving multiple layers of peer and administrator review.

2018-2019 Promotion & Tenure Cycle

Faculty members applying for promotion and tenure must chronicle their teaching efforts, scholarly accomplishments, and service contributions in a comprehensive application dossier. This record is extensively reviewed at several levels within the University and by external reviewers in their field.

To provide applicants with an overview of the entire process, informational sessions jointly organized by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Faculty Senate are held prior to the start of each review cycle.

Soon there will be available for download a consolidated file of the 2018-2019 Promotion & Tenure Cycle documents, including committee, dean, and department chair evaluation forms; faculty waiver form; and more.  Currently, the 2017-2018 materials are still posted so that applicants and others involved in the promotion and tenure process can learn more about the timeline and procedures.  The timeline for the 2018-2019 cyle will not vary significantly from the 2017-2018 cycle.  For additional information, please consult the promotion and tenure governing documents below, particularly the UNLV Policy on Early Tenure and the Tenure Flexibility Request Form.

Congratulations to the 2018 Tenure Recipients

Executive Vice President and Provost, Diane Z. Chase, congratulates the faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1, 2018. The tenure recommendations were officially approved at the March 2018 Board of Regents meeting.

Promotion & Tenure Governing Documents


Questions regarding the promotion and tenure process can be directed to