2.4.L. Specific/Supplementary Criteria for Professors
1. Appointment as Professor (conferring tenure)
Appointment to the rank of Professor with tenure will be reserved for an exceptionally distinguished individual who has performed outstanding research and who is recognized as one of the very best in a broadly defined field. The candidate should be capable of sustaining a first-rate teaching program and (if he or she has clinical responsibilities) be an excellent clinician. There should be evidence that the candidate will successfully fill the programmatic need for which the appointment is made and make meritorious contributions to his or her discipline and to the School.
2. Promotion to Professor (with tenure)
For Associate Professors with tenure at Stanford, promotion to Professor should reflect continuing distinguished performance in research, teaching and clinical care (if applicable). In order to be promoted to full Professor, a faculty member should have compiled a significant record of accomplishment since the time of the tenure review. In general, the evidence should show that the person being proposed for promotion is recognized as one of the very best in a broadly defined field and will successfully continue to fill the programmatic need for which the appointment is made and make meritorious contributions to his or her discipline and to the School. While the primary criteria for promotion are distinguished performance in scholarship, teaching, and (if applicable) clinical care, service (including what might be called institutional citizenship) may also be given some consideration.
3. Promotion to Professor (without tenure)
This is rarely used; consult the Office of Academic Affairs.