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UO promoted and granted tenure to 127 faculty members



More than 120 University of Oregon tenure and non-tenure faculty members received promotions or earned tenure for the academic year 2015-2016 at the reception on June 7, according to Around the O.

Out of 60 tenure-track faculty members and 67 non-tenure-track faculty members, 45 members of College of Arts and Sciences received tenures and promotion, the most out of any other colleges on campus.

Twelve members from Office of Research and Innovation who specialized in Neuroscience and Indian Language were also granted with promotions this year.

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Doug Blandy said that it can typically take a faculty member six years to be promoted from associate professor to full professor.

Last year, the number for tenured positions was 60 and non-tenured was 88. The significant uptick in non-tenure positions was due to the fact that the UO had just finished collective bargaining negotiations, which tend to push for non-tenure track positions. In 2014, the total number of tenures and promotions was 81.

The numbers for this year may still increase, as the number of overall new hires that are offered non-tenured jobs is still not set, and won’t be until the end of summer.

“We are incredibly proud of our faculty and are excited to celebrate these career advancements,” Provost Scott Coltrane said in the news release. “As a leading research university, we strive to recruit, retain and reward the best and most productive professionals for all our faculty positions.”

The applications for promotion and tenure were reviewed and approved by Deans of each school and Office of Academics Affairs. The process prolongs the whole year, from Fall term to early Spring term.

The full list of 2015-2016 faculty promotion can be found here.

Troy Shinn also contributed to this post.


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