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Tenure Calculation Aid

Typically, a faculty member on tenure track serves a probationary period prior to being considered for tenure. The probationary period at UTHSC is generally no less than one and no more than seven academic years. For various reasons, a probationary status of less than one or more than seven years may be approved.

In calculating the time to tenure review date when preparing a Faculty Appointment Agreement, follow these guidelines:

  • Tenure review dates are calculated by calendar year (January through December), not by academic year (July through June).
  • Add 6 to the year in the faculty member's start date to arrive at the year by which a tenure decision should normally be made.

Example: A faculty member has a start date of May 1, 2014. Add 6 to 2014, arriving at 2020. This faculty member's tenure review date (if following a normal pattern) should occur no later than June 30, 2020.

  • The last year (the 7th year) is considered the work-out year. If tenure is not granted, the faculty member typically has the following academic year to make alternate work arrangements.

In the above example, if tenure was not granted by June 30, 2020, the faculty member would generally have until June 30, 2021 to make alternate work arrangements.

Questions about calculating tenure review dates? Contact one of the individuals listed below for assistance!

Questions? Contact one of the following individuals in the Office of Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs, Suite 400 Hyman:

Lisa Zeigler, Coordinator II

Nathalie Occean, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor

Shannetta Morton, Administrative Coordinator

Kiela Person, Administrative Coordinator