Reappointments & Promotions

The Faculty Handbook is the primary resource for policies governing reappointments and promotions for the various faculty ranks at Yale.  One very important and universal policy is that all faculty members with multi-year appointments of three or more years are entitled to a review in the penultimate year of the term.

Instructions for conducting reappointment and promotion reviews are available on the website for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  For faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, please consult the Office of Faculty Affairs, Yale School of Medicine (http://medicine.yale.edu/facultyaffairs/index.aspx).  Instructions for all other schools are forthcoming.

If you are already familiar with reappointment and promotion procedures and simply wish to locate a specific document, you may go directly to the library of Checklists, Forms, & Templates.

Secondary Appointments

Secondary appointments in the ladder ranks must be voted by the faculty who are eligible to vote.  They also require approval from the primary department.  Please refer to the Chart of Required Documents to determine which items are required and how to process in Workday for a secondary appointment at the ladder rank.

~ Non-Ladder Faculty - Instructions for reappointments and promotions ~

All FAS administrators should refer to the  Faculty of Arts and Sciences  Dean’s Office website first for documentation. 

Click on the header to expand the section below.  If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please email fas.dean@yale.edu.

Reappointments & Promotions - Research & Visiting Faculty

Appointments in these ranks may need to be voted by faculty who are eligible to vote depending on the type of appointment and the length of the term.  Please refer to the Chart of Required Documents to determine which items are required and how to process in Workday for these types of appointments.

Seconday Appointments

Secondary appointments in the non-ladder ranks may need to be voted by faculty who are eligible to vote depending on the type of appointment and the length of the term.  They also require approval from the primary department.  Please refer to the Chart of Required Documents to determine which items are required and how to process in Workday for a secondary appointment at the non-ladder rank.