STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers


Getting promoted


Promotion processes in academia are very different from in commercial settings and are often governed by strict policies, with decisions made by committees. Mentors should provide mentees interested in academic careers with an overview of the promotion process at their institution; if not available, mentees can use to resources below to explore sample promotion process policies for selected universities. 

Useful resources on Getting promoted:

MIT Policies. (2017). 3.1 Search, Appointment, and Promotion Process for Faculty

An overview of MIT academic ranks and promotion processes. 

University of California at Berkeley Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare. Advancement.

Provides link to detailed promotional criteria and descriptions of diversity and equity policies. 

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3.3.1. Getting promoted


Author: Stephanie Krueger

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Last Updated: October 28, 2021


Editor: Stephanie Krueger Last modified: 24.5. 2024 08:05