Promotion & Tenure


Medical School faculty requesting promotion to associate professor or professor across all Medical School tracks must submit a dossier which will be voted on at the departmental, collegiate, and University levels.

Dossiers must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document with bookmarks. Guides for creating these documents can be obtained on the Forms page.

Promotion and Tenure Committee

External review policies

Please read the instructions regarding external letters in the model dossier to ensure compliance. If your dossier does not meet the requirements, it cannot be considered by the collegiate committee and will be returned to the departments for amendment. It is required that the faculty list their relationship with the reviewers in this section. An example of this document and its suggested language can be viewed here. Download additional information defining external reviewers.

Submission deadline

The promotion and tenure dossiers submission deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year (fiscal year 2017) is September 15, 2016. If you have additional questions, contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at 612-624-5442.

Criteria statements

Medical School 7.12 Statement, Parts 1 and 3
7.12 Statements - Departmental Addendum
Dean’s Interpretation of Non-Tenure Track Statements
Clinical Scholars Statements
Research Track Statements
Teaching Track Statements


Faculty Dossier Preparation PowerPoint (updated 4.12.16)
Staff Dossier Preparation PowerPoint (updated 3.31.16)
Manifold Impact Analytics
Web of Science
Google Scholar
Tenure Code (amended 6/2011)
Procedures for Review of Probationary Faculty