General Information for Tenure Candidates and Department Chairs
The primary criteria for awarding tenure 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. Faculty seeking tenure at Boston University are expected to demonstrate excellence in at least two of these areas. Additionally, institutional needs and goals are also considered in the granting of tenure.
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 Tenure & Promotion Timeline for a complete timetable for the review process.