Office of the Provost

Faculty Promotion Guidelines



  • Attachment A (PDF) — Qualifications for Appointment and Promotion in the Several Faculties of University of Michigan

  • Attachment B (PDF) — University of Michigan Bylaws: Section 5.23. Clinical Instructional Staff (revised June 2001); and University of Michigan Bylaws: Section 5.24. Research Scientists and Research Professors (revised October 2003)

  • Attachment C (PDF) — Instructions for Instructional Faculty Promotion Recommendations

  • Attachment D (PDF) — Sample Promotion Recommendation

  • Attachment E (PDF) — CRLT Occasional Papers: The Teaching Portfolio

  • Attachment F-1 (MS Word) — Sample solicitation letter, Non-interdisciplinary appointments

  • Attachment F-2 (MS Word) — Sample solicitation letter, Interdisciplinary appointments

  • Attachment G (PDF) — Sample Alphabetical Listing of External Reviewers Who Provided Letters

  • Attachment H (PDF) — Statement of Understanding Regarding Responsibility for Bridging Support

Instructions for uploading promotion casebooks to M-Box (PDF)>

Checksum Spreadsheet EXAMPLE (PDF)


2020-21 promotion cycle

Use the following solicitation letter templates for the 2020-21 promotion cycle and include, as an attachment, a description of the particular track(s) on which the faculty member is being promoted: