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 below 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.

  • Faculty Reappointment Form-3501 FR.08A – This form is used for reappointing all ranks of faculty with terms.  It is also used for initial secondary appointments and reappointments.
  • Faculty Promotion Form-3501 FR.08B This form is used for promoting all ranks of faculty.  Please remember to include fully joint and secondary appointments of the same rank.

Faculty of​ Arts and Sciences

Ladder Faculty Reappointments

Assistant Professor Reappointment

Ladder Faculty Promotions

Promotion to Associate Professor on Term (Non-Tenured Promotion)

(Assistant Professor to Associate Professor on Term (without tenure)

NOTE:  All materials going the Tenure Appointments and Promotion Committee must be submitted for review three weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date. 

Promotion to Tenure - Associate Professor with tenure or Professor

NOTE:  All materials going the Tenure Appointments and Promotion Committee must be submitted for review three weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date.


Non-Ladder Faculty Reappointments & Promotions

Lectors and Senior Lectors I and II

Lecturers and Senior Lecturers

Non-Ladder Research Reappointments & Promotions

Secondary Appointments