Promotion & Tenure

As noted from PS-36T, 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.


Full-time academic employees at the rank of Instructor (or equivalent) or above, who have completed six years of service without having received leave with pay, may petition for sabbatical leave for study and research, the object of which is to enable them to increase their professional efficiency and usefulness to the University. 

HRM provides information relevant to the promotion, tenure and sabbatical processes for HR Contacts, departments, and colleges. If further information is needed, please call the Office of Human Resource Management at 225-578-8200 or email