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Office of Academic Affairs|Tenure and Promotion

Faculty Career Advancement

Academic Affairs oversees the University’s annual reappointment, tenure, and promotion review process for tenure-track faculty and extended-term-track academic professionals.  Whether you are a prospective faculty member, a new faculty member, or a seasoned faculty member who wants to brush up, this page provides access to the faculty regulations that govern the process, and to information and perspectives from Academic Affairs. 

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Several UW Regulations govern the annual review process.  They include:

UW Regulation 5-1 which defines Academic Personnel.                              

UW Regulation 5-803 which establishes reappointment, tenure and promotion procedures for UW faculty.

UW Regulation 5-408 which governs the academic professional appointments (lecturers, research scientists, extension educators, and post docs).

UW Regulation 5-808 governs post-tenure review.

Academic Affairs Guidance and Philosophy

Each year the Provost and Associate Provosts meet with new faculty to discuss advancing to tenure and promotion, and with new academic professionals to discuss advancing to an extended term contract and promotion.  The presentations that guide those discussions are posted here:

Academic Professionals at the University of Wyoming

Overview of Faculty Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion for New Faculty

Professional Support for UW Academic Personnel Assigned to Locations Off the UW-Laramie Campus

In addition, Academic Affairs shares its philosophy and perspectives on making tenure decisions, the role of collegiality, and promotion to full professor in its Pythian Paper Series.

Finally, each year Academic Affairs issues a procedural memo (form or word version) to all academic deans, directors, and department heads to guide the annual review process

Academic Affairs also provides guidance on good practices such as tenure clock stops for new parents and other approved uses.

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