Intent to Apply for Promotion and/or Tenure Policy

Policy Manual

  • Effective Date: 02/22/2016
  • Last Revised: 10/30/2020


Academic and research faculty eligible for promotion and/or tenure


Academic Faculty, Department Chairs, Office for Faculty


The purpose of the policy is to ensure that faculty members declare their intent to apply for promotion and tenure early enough in the annual promotion cycle to have the greatest degree of success. When done well, application for promotion and/or tenure is time-intensive process that requires input from a network of individuals. There should be ample time for the applicant to thoroughly prepare their materials for submission. There should be ample notice and time for the network of individuals at the institution supporting the promotion process to contribute to the applicant's portfolio development.


Faculty members who anticipate applying for promotion and/or tenure must submit a written communication of "intent to apply for promotion and/or tenure" to the Office for Faculty by the end of business on February 15 of the calendar year in which they intend to apply.

Applications for promotion and/or tenure will not be considered by the UNR Med promotion and tenure committee if the faculty member has not submitted an "intent to apply for promotion and/or tenure" in writing by the deadline.

The faculty member shall include their department chair or supervisor on all communication related to their "intent to apply for promotion and/or tenure".

The "intent to apply for promotion and/or tenure" does not bind the faculty member to apply in that year.


  • It is the responsibility of the faculty member's chair or supervisor to discuss promotion and/or tenure with the faculty member each year as part of their annual review and academic activities plan or role statement and to objectively appraise and accordingly advise the faculty applicant on their readiness to apply.
  • It is the responsibility of the individual faculty member to determine when they wish to apply for promotion and to notify the Office for Faculty of their intent to apply for promotion and/or tenure.