Step 3: Tenure Line Promotion

Currently on tenure line and seeking promotion to next tenure line rank

Application for promotion on Tenure Line requres prior approval from the Executive Vice President; you cannot be promoted to Tenure Line without first gaining this approval.  

Tenure Line Promotion Checklist: Associate or Full Professor Rank

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.

  • Chair’s letter of support is addressed to the Chair of APT, Dr. Jennifer Bouey
  • 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

  • For Tenure Line the applicant needs six letters of recommendation
  • Letters are addressed to the Chair of the Department
  • 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
  • The two letters of support are from individuals holding a Georgetown faculty appointment who are familiar with the applicants qualifications as a scholar, educator, colleague, and clinician, where applicable
  • 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​

  • Must complete transcript request form (provided by Department Chair or Admin) to request official transcripts

  • Submit 3 examples of publications
  • No more than six of the candidate’s major scholarly publications completed since appointment or the last promotion should be included in the dossier.  

  • Provide systematic or summary of all teaching evaluations at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies and/or previous institutions. Note: Individual student evaluations will not be accepted and will result in the return of the application.
  • Provide the completed classroom evaluation form
  • Classroom evaluation form


See the APT Review Meeting Schedule here.  

Promotion and appointment on the Tenure Track, Grant of Tenure as Associate Professor or Professor: The APT Committee must have the entire application, including the list of potential arm’s length external evaluator names from the Applicant and the Department Chair by May 1, 2020.

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.