Promotion to Full Professor
The promotion to full professor is based on faculty's achievements. The candidate
should have made substantial contributions that have had a significant impact in
the field, beyond the contribution that earned tenure. Full professors are expected
to continue to produce research at a rate and of a quality commensurate with leaders
in the field.
The candidate for full professor should have achieved recognition as an expert in
his or her field at a national and international level as well as have demonstrated
evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring.
Number of years in rank is not part of the requirements for promotion to full professor.
The timing is individual, and expectations vary by discipline.
The policies for tenure are college/school specific:
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Renaissance School of Medicine
For more information on other schools and colleges, please contact your Dean's office.
Goals and Obligations of Tenure Track Faculty
Carrying out Stony Brook mission depends on the activity of the faculty.
This document outlines the responsibilities of faculty, the principles underlying a fair and equitable
distribution of these responsibilities, and the procedures to be put in place to accomplish
the following goals.
Goals and Obligations
The Role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Promotion and Tenure
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of Stony Brook University. Contributions
to teaching, scholarship, and service that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion
are encouraged by the Provost’s office and will be given due recognition by during
the academic review process. Please find
additional guidelines on the way SBU faculty may choose to contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion,
and designate those contributions in the academic review process.
DEI in Promotion and Tenure
Notes of Academic Review Process
The notes and recommendations in
this document are offered to help in preparing review files that are clearly argued, well-documented,
and persuasive. They are also provided to give insight into the ways in which review
files are evaluated and assessed in the Provost’s Office.
Preparing Review Files