Faculty Appointment, Promotion & Tenure
Faculty Appointment Policy and General Statement
For administrative and professional ("A&P") positions, the President has the authority to appoint or recommend for appointment persons to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and to establish the responsibilities of individuals in those positions. The President also has the authority to appoint or recommend for appointment to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System members of the faculty. The President may delegate this authority to other senior management officials within The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ("university"). The method for selecting an individual to appoint to an A&P position or to a faculty position is discussed in HOOP Policy 143 Recruitment.
To be considered for promotion, a faculty member must meet certain criteria, including outstanding performance in the areas of research, teaching and service. The university expects every member of the faculty to contribute to the educational programs of the university, whether with professional students, graduate students, postgraduate residents or fellows. Likewise, every member of the faculty is expected to engage in productive scholarship, as defined in the Statement on Scholarship.
Tenure denotes a status of continued, full-time appointment to the faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (“university”). To be eligible for tenure, a faculty member must have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, as defined in the Statement on Scholarship and as outlined in the Guidelines for Tenure; must serve full-time in the designated academic ranks; and, as applicable, must have completed a probationary period of service. In addition, the faculty member must show the promise of continued excellence in scholarship in the areas of teaching, research, professional service, service to the community and institutional citizenship.