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Promotion and Tenure

Overview


Promotion and Tenure applications are brought forward to the appropriate Promotion and Tenure Committee of the Faculty of Medicine (Biomedical Sciences, Community Health and Humanities or non-bargaining). The following chart depicts the promotion and tenure process for faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine:



Promotion and Tenure for Clinical Faculty Members (non-bargaining)

Clinical faculty members contribute to the mission and mandate of the Faculty of Medicine through excellence in the pillars of clinical medicine, scholarship of discovery, 
scholarship of education, and leadership. To be considered for promotion and/or tenure, clinical faculty are expected to excel in one (or more) of the four pillars of excellence (clinical medicine, scholarship of discovery, scholarship of education and leadership) but should demonstrate progress in most of the pillars. 
The following documents outline definitions or example activities in each pillar for promotion/tenure:
*extracted from Promotion and Tenure criteria for Clinical Faculty 

Key points for promotion and tenure:
  • The complete promotion and tenure process and criteria are outlined in the Promotion and Tenure criteria for Clinical Faculty document and faculty members should refer to this document for detailed information.
  • Clinical faculty members shall have an annual review with their respective Discipline Chair to discuss promotion and tenure timing and criteria.
  • Full-time faculty members are expected to pursue promotion and tenure. Faculty members are also advised to have a teaching dossier (see Professional Development section) and keep any other supporting documentation of their achievements for their Promotion and Tenure file.
  • For detailed information about submitting an application for promotion and tenure and submission deadlines, refer to the Dean's Memorandum (2015) for non-bargaining faculty.
  • Faculty members will receive regular updates via email regarding promotion and tenure.
  • To view example promotion and tenure files and for more information, contact Paula Corbett at the Dean's Office.

Promotion and Tenure for Academic Staff Members (MUNFA)

The President of Memorial University approves tenure and promotions for faculty members. The collective agreement between Memorial University and Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) governs the promotion and tenure process and criteria:
  • To meet criteria for tenure, faculty members must have satisfactory academic performance considering the tenure-track period as a whole, demonstrated professional growth since the date of appointment, and the promise of future development. (excerpt from collective agreement, clause 11.26). 
  • To meet criteria for promotion, the candidate shall provide evidence of a cumulative record of academic performance appropriate to the rank being sought and demonstrated professional growth. (excerpt from collective agreement, clause 12.13)
  • The areas of assessment for promotion and tenure shall be the following with greatest weight placed on (a) and (b)
  • (a) documented effectiveness and scholarly competence as a teacher;
  • (b) a demonstrated record of research, scholarship, or creative and professional activities;
  • (c) a demonstrated record of academic service. (excerpt from collective agreement, clauses 11.26 and 12.13)
Key points for promotion and tenure:
  • Faculty members should refer to the MUN-MUNFA Collective Agreement for complete information about promotion and tenure for academic staff members (MUNFA). 
  • Faculty members are encouraged to discuss promotion and tenure criteria with the Associate Dean of their respective division or Vice-Dean and Discipline Chair as appropriate.
  • Additional to documentation of their achievements in research and service, faculty members are advised to keep a teaching dossier (see Professional Development section) for their promotion and tenure file.
  • For detailed information about submitting an application for promotion and tenure and submission deadlines, refer to the Dean's Memorandum (2015) for academic staff members (MUNFA). 
  • Faculty members will receive regular updates via email regarding promotion and tenure. 
  • To view example promotion and tenure files and for more information, contact Paula Corbett at the Dean's Office.

The Office of Faculty Relations is responsible for the negotiation and administration of collective agreements for faculty and deals with all and any labour relations matters. Refer to the Office of Faculty Relations website for more information. 

Last Updated 2015-11-09 12:21:57 PM
Disclaimer: This handbook is in review.  Many sections are under development and final implementation is subject to the approval of the Office of Faculty Relations.