Promotion & Tenure

As noted from PS 36, the university seeks to employ and maintain faculty with superior qualifications to advance its mission and to nurture and support the work of those faculty members. The decision to award tenure is of distinguished and central importance. The university will do so only through a rigorous, careful process of examination and deliberation. Accordingly, the decision to tenure entails the presumption of professional excellence. It implies the expectation of an academic career that will develop and grow in quality and value, and one that will be substantially self-supervised and self-directed.

Please note: The Novel Coronavirus has created extenuating circumstances for the promotion and tenure process. A powerpoint presentation has been developed to update our faculty on the timeline and process. 

Updated: Aug. 5, 2022

Promotion/Tenure Recommendations 2022-23

Action Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Last day for meetings between
candidates and deans to occur
November 18, 2022 April 14, 2023
Recommendations due in
Academic Affairs (via LSU Box System)
November 30, 2022 April 21, 2023
Copies forwarded to Graduate School
for review by Graduate Council
December 9, 2022 April 28, 2023
Returned to Academic Affairs
from Graduate Council
February 3, 2023 May 19, 2023
Reviews by Provost, Vice Provosts, and Vice President for Research & Economic Development February 10, 2023 May 26, 2023
Collective reviews by Provost, Vice Provosts,
and Vice President for Research & Economic Development
March 10, 2023 June 16, 2023
Final Campus review by President and Provost March 17, 2023 July 7, 2023


Stopping the Tenure Clock

In the course of a faculty member’s time in rank, the University may grant a temporary departure from the tenure-track, commonly called “Stopping the Tenure Clock.”