GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PROMOTION CANDIDATES AND DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
The primary criteria for promotion at Boston University are a) teaching, b) research and publication, and c) service to the University and the profession, as determined through the evaluation of faculty performance. An international reputation for excellence in scholarly and/or creative work is normally required for promotion to the rank of unmodified Professor. Significant weight is normally placed on the strength of these activities since the last time the faculty member was appointed or promoted.
A complete description of institutional procedures and guidelines for granting tenure at Boston University is located in the Faculty Handbook.
Candidates and Department Chairs should refer to the Questrom Promotion to Full Professor Timeline for a complete timetable for the review process