Step 3: Educator Line Appointment or Promotion

Seeking appointment or promotion to SON Educator Line

Educator Line Appointment or Promotion Checklist: Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Rank

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

Discuss with your unit leader.  

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

  • Letter of support is addressed to the Chair of APT, Dr. Edilma Yearwood
  • 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 Academic Leader’s Letter

  • The CV must be formatted using the APT template and signed by the applicant​
  • Sections that are not applicable should be indicated with N/A or deleted from the format
  • NOTICE: For all applications submitted after January 1, 2024, all CVs must be submitted in this updated SON and SOH CV format that has added a section to recognize work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Address achievements and goals in teaching, scholarship, and service

  • For SON Educator Line, the applicant needs three letters of recommendation (may provide more for promotion)
  • Letters are addressed to the Academic Leader
  • Letters must be submitted on letterhead and physically signed (not typed) by the writer
  • Writers must type their name and current rank underneath their signature
  • Writers must identify the track and rank the applicant is applying for, and whether the applicant is going for appointment or promotion in the letter
  • Three letters provided are from individuals holding a faculty appointment who are familiar with the applicants qualifications as an educator, scholar, colleague, and practitioner, where applicable.  For appointments, the letters of recommendation may come from faculty members outside of Georgetown University; for promotions, the letters must come from Georgetown University faculty members.
  • All letters should come from writers who are at or above the rank sought by the applicant
  • Should be dated no earlier than four months before submission via Interfolio​

  • If submitting an official graduate school transcript, you must complete a transcript request form (provided by Unit Leader or Admin) to request official transcripts
  • Degree Verification Form

  • Submit all School annual evaluations since the last appointment or promotion to educator line, if available

  • Three classroom evaluations completed by senior (associate or full professor), Georgetown University faculty are required
  • At a minimum, information should be provided for each course, each year, taught by the candidate. Student evaluation data from standardized course evaluations should not include student comments. Units should provide the numerical summary of student evaluation data.
  • For promotion, evaluations must include student evaluations and three peer evaluations by faculty holding the rank sought.
  • Note: Individual student evaluations will not be accepted and will result in the return of the application
  • Classroom evaluation form

  • Submit no more than five major scholarly publications completed since appointment or the last promotion in the dossier 


For appointments, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please review the APT Meeting Schedule (also posted below).  For promotions, applications must be submitted on March 1st or August 1st.   

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.  

APT Meeting Schedule Spring 2024
Deadline for Departments to finish uploading the appointment applications in Interfolio:APT Meeting Dates: 9 – 10 AM ET
January 12, 2024January 22, 2024
February 13, 2024February 23, 2024
March 15, 2024March 25, 2024
April 16, 2024April 26, 2024
May 10, 2024May 20, 2024
June 18, 2024June 28, 2024 (if needed)