Tenure and Promotion

The basic policies on tenure and promotion are on the Office of the Provost website:

Faculty HR Policies (Recruitment through Retirement)

Procedures in the event of the denial of tenure or promotion are described in the Operations Manual:


Additional resources that might be helpful for faculty include:


The American Association of University Professors offers training and advice on promotion and tenure processes.   For questions or concerns about promotion or tenure, contact AAUP's Committee A.

College Tenure and Promotion Policies

Office of the Ombudsperson

The Ombuds Office can assist faculty with questions or concerns about promotion or tenure.

Operations Manual

The University of Iowa Operations Manual describes policies related to faculty promotion and tenure.


updated October 7, 2013