Appointment and Promotion in the Basic Sciences departments follow the guidelines set forth by the Provost Office.
Tenure/Tenure Track in the Basic Sciences
Tenure may be granted at the time of appointment or through promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. Tenure review should begin no later than the beginning of the seventh (7th) year on the tenure track, and the candidate must be notified of the result of this review prior to the beginning of the eighth (8th) year. In accordance with University bylaws, if the candidate for tenure is not notified of a decision regarding tenure by the start of his/her eighth (8th) year on the tenure track, then tenure is granted by default after completion of the eleventh year.
A report is available from dFac that departments can use to track their faculty’s chronological progress toward the accrual of tenure. Circumstances that lead to the automatic (default) award of tenure are always to be prevented. Careful attention to automatic tenure award dates is needed to plan properly the steps in review processes that have been developed for evaluating the recommendation of tenure. If review is delayed due to departmental administrative reasons a waiver to delay review should be requested.
Non Tenure Track in the Basic Sciences
Regular Rank appointments within the Basic Science Departments are those having the modifying descriptor of Research in the title. These are considered to be term appointments without tenure; service in these ranks does not allow accrual of time toward tenure. These are one-year appointments, renewable annually, and expire on June 30 unless otherwise specified.
- Duke Faculty Handbook
- Formatting the Basic Science Dossier
- Regular Rank Faculty Offer Letter Template, Basic Sciences
- Emeritus Guidance
- Faculty EEO Form
- Job Family 27
- Faculty Leave of Absence