Promotion & Tenure

The 2019-2020 promotion casebook guidelines and templates are now available.  All casebooks will be generated through Mountain Pass’ software SmartPath.  Certain sections of the casebook will be generated through the system while other items will be uploaded by the department.  Links to templates for uploading are below.   Please refer to the guidelines for reference and additional instruction.

The ADAA office is requiring that all candidates complete their CV in a standard format, to be submitted to external reviewers when soliciting letters and within the casebook.  The 2019-20 CV for instructional track or research professor track promotions should be created in SmartPath (  The pdf version of the CV may be used as reference. If promotion candidates and their departments need help in building CVs, please contact the ADAA Office for assistance.

Please note that promotion casebooks will be due in the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA) office no later than Monday, November 11 at noon.  The casebook review meeting with the CoE Executive Committee, Department Chairs and Associate Deans will be held Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24, 2020.  Additional information (location, agenda) will be provided in early January.

If you have any questions regarding casebook content or SmartPath, please contact Sherry Hall ([email protected], 647-7018). 

Additional information is available in the form of Promotion Guidelines from the Office of the Provost at:  


Research Faculty

UMOR guidelines for hiring Research Scientist or Associate Research Scientists