Faculty Promotions - Procedures, Timelines, and Application
Promotions in academic rank are made by the President of Touro University. Applications for promotion in the Schools designated by the President are reviewed by the Committee on Faculty Promotions, which gives its recommendations to the Provost of Graduate and Professional Divisions and the President. The Committee reviews promotion applications in the New York undergraduate division and graduate schools (Business, Education, Health Sciences, Jewish Studies, Social Work, Technology). Faculty in the professional division schools should consult their deans for their applicable promotions processes.
The Committee on Faculty Promotions reviews applications on an annual cycle. The academic promotions cycle for academic year 2023-2024 will be open on November 20, 2023. The deadline for submitting the full application and portfolio in Box is February 16, 2024. The deadline for requesting a folder in Box to upload the application and portfolio is January 5, 2024.
Faculty from the Touro University Undergraduate Division and Graduate Schools who are interested in applying for promotion this year should:
- Read the Faculty Rank and Promotions Policy, which can be found on the TouroOne portal. Click on the Employee tab and scroll down. The faculty resources are listed in the left column.
- Review the Guidelines for Promotions Application and Portfolio and Promotions Checklist and fill out the application form. The Guidelines for Promotions Application and Portfolio list the required and recommended supporting materials to include in your portfolio, such as course evaluations, peer observation reports, copies of publications, descriptions of service, letters of support, etc. Include any documentation that will assist the Committee on Faculty Promotions in reviewing your accomplishments.
- Contact Dr. Meira Orentlicher, Chair of the Touro University Committee on Faculty Promotions, to request a folder in Box, where you can upload your application and portfolio including all supporting materials.
The Touro University Committee on Faculty Promotions reviews each candidate’s accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and service, both qualitatively and quantitatively. The Committee then forwards its recommendations to the Provost of Graduate and Professional Divisions and to the President, with the final decision being made in the Spring by the President.
For further information or to request a folder in Box, contact the Committee Chair, Dr. Meira Orentlicher at email@example.com.