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Reviews for Reappointment and Tenure at Middlebury College

Faculty on both regular and term appointments are subject to periodic reviews by either the Promotions Committee or the Reappointments Committee.  The principles and procedures governing faculty reviews are described in detail here, and all participants in reviews should consider that the definitive source on review procedures.  This site provides supplemental information and guidance to candidates undergoing their First Review, Tenure Review, or Review for Promotion to Professor.  The information herein is specifically targeted at candidates, and Chairs/Directors and other participants should consult the Handbook for information about their roles.  Please note that the “Overview” sections summarize information available in the Faculty Rules, while the  “Guidelines” section describes best practices for engaging reviews.  Questions about the review process should be directed to Sujata Moorti, Vice President for Academic Affairs (ovpaa@middlebury.edu).

The Promotions Committee advises the president on each case in which a faculty member is under review for tenure or for promotion to professor, or is facing dismissal. The committee consists of three tenured full professors elected by the faculty from the full-time teaching faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division and no more than one from a department.

2021-22 Membership

Kathryn Morse, History/Env. Studies (through spring 2022) 

Molly Costanza-Robinson, Env. Studies/Chemistry & Biochemistry (through spring 2022)

Will Pyle, Economics (through spring 2024)

The Reappointments Committee advises the president in all reappointment reviews, including the First Review and Contract Reviews. This committee also conducts ten-year reviews. The committee consists of three tenured full professors elected by the faculty from the full-time teaching faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division and no more than one from a department.

2021-22 Membership

Usama Soltan, Arabic, (through spring 2022)

Sandra Carletti, Italian (through spring 2023)

Steve Abbott, Mathematics (through spring 2024)

Eliza Garrison, History of Art & Architecture (through spring 2024) ON LEAVE

Information for Chairs with colleagues under review

In addition to the guidelines for colleague letters, the chair or director is urged to read the rules regarding our Rules for Reappointment and Tenure in the Middlebury handbook. Guidelines are provided for each review, both tenure-track reviews and contract reviews. Questions should be directed to the VPAA.

Faculty Course Response forms can be viewed for all departmental colleagues on line. Please contact the office of the VPAA to obtain the link. Should you want to read off-campus, you must use VPN.

Review deadlines for 2021-22

Each year, the VPAA's office provides deadlines for the reviews to take place each year. The appropriate deadlines are listed below for those undergoing reviews this academic year. 

Fall Reviews

July 2Chairs and candidates for tenure and promotion must submit names of outside scholars
September 13Candidate dossier must be submitted
October 15Outside referee letters (if requested) due
Tenured colleagues from dept & program (if requested) due
October 29Department chair & Program director (if 
requested) letters due
December 15Decision notification for fall First, Contract and Promotion Reviews
January 30Decision notification for Tenure Reviews

Winter Reviews

December 14Candidate dossier must be submitted
January 10Tenured colleagues & program colleagues (if requested) letters due
January 24Department chair & program director (if requested) letters due
February 15Notification of decision

 

Spring Reviews

October 22Chairs and candidates for tenure and promotion must submit names of outside scholars, CV, publications
February 14Candidate dossier must be submitted
March 14

Tenured colleagues & program colleagues (if requested) letters due

Outside referee letters (if requested) due

March 28Department chair & program director (if requested) letters due
May 15Decision notification for spring First, Contract, Tenure and Promotion reviews
June 1Ten-year reviews completed

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