University of Nebraska Medical Center


Share the story of your academic journey.

The narrative portion of the promotion and tenure documents is your opportunity to provide quantitative and qualitative information about your academic accomplishments. It is not meant to reiterate your CV, but to highlight significant aspects of your career development and the impact you've had at UNMC and beyond. 

Remember, narrative requirements will vary by college. Be sure to read your college guidelines before you start writing.

TIP: Sometimes you can multipurpose your accomplishments in multiple sections of the narrative. Just be sure to explain how it is related to the specific requirements for that area.

Read the Do's and Don'ts of Narrative Writing


Most likely, the narrative consists of three to four sections, and you are allowed up to TWO PAGES per section.