University of Nebraska Medical Center

Promotion & Tenure

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It’s never too early to start preparing for a promotion.

When you advance in your academic rank and/or receive tenure (continuous appointment), it is proof of your outstanding achievements and personal growth. In order to achieve these goals, you should begin preparing for advancement as soon as possible, ideally when you first start at UNMC.

To make the promotion and tenure process as easy as possible, it is a good idea to create and add to your portfolio as you go along. That way you don't have to remember — and find — all your achievements in scholarship and research, teaching, service and patient care when you go to submit your application.

Also, it's important to know your particular college/institution's guidelines and deadlines, as they can vary by area.

Tip: All final documentation from your college/institute for the upcoming promotion cycle must be received in Academic Services by March 22, 2024. The deadline to have your initial documents to your area for consideration will be much earlier than that, sometimes shortly after annual faculty appraisals. Check with your P&T committee for exact dates.

View P&T guidelines

Promotion & Tenure Process