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Tenure-Track Position Requests

Tenure-track faculty position requests are solicited by CALS as part of the annual reporting process each spring. The college leadership reviews the requests at their annual retreat; July is the target month for communicating decisions to the unit’s chair or director.

The criteria used in this process include the following:

(1) Failed searches continue; however, search plans and position descriptions must be reconsidered, i.e., requests are revised and resubmitted to the SrADs for approval;

(2) Endowed professorships are likely to be approved;

(3) Vacancies created by failed tenure or reappointment decisions are given priority consideration; a thoughtful analysis should occur to determine whether the vacated position should be reconfigured to fit better with the unit’s evolving strategic vision and college priorities;

(4) The position’s fit with the unit’s strategic plan as well as college and university priorities must be clear;

(5) Faculty lines of past and projected retirements and departures may be strategically reallocated by the college; and

(6) The college’s financial projections will be considered carefully.