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Faculty Appointment, Promotion & Tenure Information

COM Promotion and Tenure Timeline

COM Faculty Tracks Overview

College-level Norms

Departmental Norms (submitted Fall 2016​)

Appointments and Promotions


The AY17-18 forms for  faculty being recommended for appointment as or promotion to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor will be posted as they become available through the links below: .

AY 17-18 Appointment and Promotions in the Academic (RT), Academic (CT), and Research tracks

AY 17-18 Appointment and Promotions in the Clinical Discipline track

AY 17-18 Appointment and Promotions in the Clinical and Adjunct tracks


2017-18 College-Level Submission Deadlines for Faculty Promotions


August 18, 2017 – Clinical Discipline; Clinical and Adjunct Tracks (salaried)

September 8, 2017 – Academic RT and Academic CT)Tracks  (Assistant Professor to Associate Professor)

September 15, 2017 – Research Track; Academic RT and Academic CT Tracks  (Associate Professor to Professor)

March 2, 2018 – Clinical and Adjunct Tracks (non-salaried)

These are firm deadlines.

New Appointments

Members of other medical schools in Illinois holding a position of assistant professor or higher will be eligible only for the title of Lecturer at UIC.

At the assistant professor level, determination of faculty track will be made by the department head.

For new appointments at advanced rank, a track-appropriate dossier must be submitted to the College for review and approval by the appropriate committees.  These recommendations may be submitted at any point in the academic year for review at the next committee meeting.

On rare occasion, an abbreviated set of documents may be permitted for cases of lateral-move appointments where the proposed rank and tenure status are equivalent to those held at the previous institution In such instances,  a written request from the department head justifying the need for an expedited review along with the candidate’s CV should be submitted to the Office of Faculty Affairs for review and approval prior to development of the dossier.  Not all requests will be granted.

Please note that all appointments to the tenure system (tenure-track assistant professors, probationary “Q” appointments, and tenured faculty) must have prior approval by the Board of Trustees before a faculty member may start his or her appointment. Departments should work with COM Human Resources and Faculty Affairs to develop the necessary paperwork well in advance of the proposed faculty start date.


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs.