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Tenure and Promotion

The University of South Carolina is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University believes that the presence of a high quality and diverse community of scholars is necessary to achieve such excellence.

The Faculty Manual contains university guidelines for tenure and promotion.  Unit Criteria and procedures for tenure and promotion are available online.

COVID-19 Impact on Faculty - March 27,2020 [pdf]

COVID-19 Impact on Faculty - November 18, 2020 [pdf]


Important Dates

Monday, June 1, 2020 Candidate files for the 2020-2021 Mid-Year Cycle due to the Provost’s Office.
Monday, June 1, 2020 Candidate names for the 2020-2021 Regular Cycle due to the Provost’s Office
Monday, November 2, 2020 2020-2021 Regular cycle tenure and promotion files submitted to the Office of the Provost via Blackboard
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The UCTP Tenure and Promotion Orientation is held each year in the spring. The next orientation will be April 28, 2020.


Submit Candidate and Unit T&P Chair Names

The names of candidates for tenure/promotion review must be submitted according to the tenure promotion calendar schedules.  Submit candidate names online.

Names of unit T&P chairs chosen by the units each year should be submitted to the Office of the Provost online. Submit unit T&P chairs.

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