Appointment, Promotion & Tenure Committee


Committee Charge:

The Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT) shall review the credentials of all Faculty whose appointment is proposed at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, review applications for promotion of Faculty to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and review the credentials of those eligible Faculty being considered for tenure. Following review, the Committee shall make recommendations regarding appointments, promotions and tenure to the Dean. Members of the Committee shall be required to absent themselves from deliberation and vote when the Committee is considering the appointment, promotion or tenure of a Faculty member from their department.

The Committee shall be composed of nine tenured members of the Core Faculty (at least two-thirds {2/3} of whom shall hold the rank of Professor), two non-tenure accruing faculty of advanced rank from other pathways (Associate Professor or Professor), and one faculty member (Associate Professor or Professor) from the Lehigh Valley Partnership Campus. At least four Committee members shall be from the basic science faculty and at least four shall be from the clinical science faculty. No Department/School/Partnership Campus shall have more than one member on this Committee. All members shall have the privilege of voting.