Step 3: Tenure Line Appointment

Associate or Full Professor

Creation of a Tenure Line appointment requires prior approval by the Dean of NHS and the Executive Vice President.  Applications for Tenure Line appointments will not be considered without this approval.  If you have any questions after reviewing the Tenure requirements, please contact the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Dr. Elliott Crooke.  

Tenured Line Appointment: Associate or Full Professor 

Electronic documents should be submitted by your department administrator via Interfolio.  Documents should be ordered and named in Interfolio as described below.  

Discuss with your academic chair.  

Before you do any of the below, you must first discuss with your academic chair and confirm the appropriate appointment or promotion for you.  If you do not know your academic chair, you may find them on the Department Chair and Admin list.

Table of Contents

  • Chair’s letter of support is addressed to the Chair of APT, Professor John Kraemer
  • Chair’s letter addresses prior experience and future plans for teaching, research, and service
  • Should be dated no earlier than four months before submission via Interfolio
  • Recommendations for Chair’s Letter

  • The CV must be formatted using the NHS template and signed by the applicant​
  • Sections that are not applicable should be indicated with N/A or deleted from the format
  • NHS CV Template

  • The candidate’s teaching statement should provide evidence of teaching excellence and other information that will assist the reviewers in evaluating his or her teaching. The information may describe the following:
    • His or her teaching philosophy, the courses the candidate has taught (in terms of diversity of subject matter and level)    
    • Course or curriculum development (including syllabi or other relevant/original materials)   
    • Improvement in teaching and efforts to improve teaching, adoption or development of novel methodologies or innovations in the classroom as well as any teaching grants he or she has received, publications on pedagogy.  
    • If the candidate has published a textbook or other teaching materials, he or she should explain any ways in which it is innovative and contributes to improved teaching. 

  • The candidate should write a research statement that indicates how the candidate has made an original contribution to the field and identify the most important publications, and how they align with each other.
  • While peer-reviewed publications are given the most weight in most fields in rank and tenure assessments, candidates should describe unpublished (but substantially advanced) work and other projects under way to provide evaluators with a good idea of the future direction and trajectory of their research.
  • The candidate’s research statement should summarize collaborative work, emphasizing his/her critical and significant role/contribution to the collaborative work.
  • For a full list and examples of what a candidate should include in the research statement, please see Section II, part d in the UCRT Guidelines (page 4-5). 

  • The candidate’s service statement should include service contributions inside and outside of the University. In terms of contributions inside the University, the candidate should include service inside his/her academic unit (advising, program administration, admissions, searches, seminar coordination, etc.) as well as service outside of the academic unit (committee service, organization of events with other units, etc.).  
  • In addition to enumerating what committees the candidate has served on and what administrative roles he or she has assumed, the candidate should detail what he or she contributed to the mission of the University through that service. The candidate should identify any accomplishments that improved the University.  
  • In terms of service outside of the University, the candidate is encouraged to emphasize service to professional organizations in his/her field (elected positions, conference organization, editorial and refereeing work, etc.). In addition, the candidate should include other service to the public as it relates to his/her position as an expert in his/her field.  

  • Three classroom evaluations completed by senior (associate or full professor) Georgetown University faculty required.
  • UCRT Student Evaluation Forms
  • Note: Individual student evaluations will not be accepted and will result in the return of the application
  • Classroom evaluation form

  • The applicant provides a list of potential External Evaluators who may be contacted by APT for a letter of evaluation of the applicant
  • Eight names should be provided with contact information including email address
  • In preparing the list of potential arm’s length external evaluators, applicants are highly encouraged to consult the UCRT rank and tenure guidelines
  • The list should also include information on (1) if and how the candidate knows the potential evaluator, (2) why they are preeminent in their field, and (3) whether they can be considered at “arms-length”

  •  Submit major scholarly publications completed since appointment or the last promotion should be included in the dossier


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Submit to the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs (OFAA) at least 10 days prior to anticipated APT review meeting. Please work with your Department Administrator or Human Resources Contact (HRC) to discuss the application process and when they need the paperwork from you before the deadline.  See the APT Review Meeting Schedule.  You can also view the schedule below:

APT Meeting Schedule Spring 2022
Deadline for Departments to finish uploading the appointment applications in Interfolio:APT Meeting Dates: 9 – 11 AM 
January 14, 2022January 28, 2022
February 1, 2022February 15, 2022
March 11, 2022March 25, 2022
April 5, 2022April 19, 2022
April 29, 2022May 13, 2022