Promotion and Tenure Resources

Promotion and Tenure Resources

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development assists with managing promotion and tenure within the School of Medicine, which is essential for career development. The resources on this page are offered to help guide MUSM-employed faculty through this important process.

Clinical affiliate faculty (non-contracted faculty) can find promotion resources on a separate page using the link below:

Clinical Affiliate Faculty Promotion Resources

Promotion and Tenure

Section 4 of the MUSM Faculty Handbook provides detailed procedures, guidelines, and timelines for faculty appointment, promotion and tenure and can be accessed here:

Comprehensive Review

Mercer University requires that all full-time employed faculty undergo a comprehensive review within the first four years of service (Mercer University Faculty Handbook Section 2.5.1 Categories of Review). Note that this comprehensive review is separate from the required annual review process for reappointment. Information on comprehensive reviews can be accessed here:

MUSM Post-Tenure Review

The purpose, process, and scope of post-tenure review is described in Section 2.5.2 – Post- tenure Review – of the Mercer University Faculty Handbook. An overview of the process, expectations, required materials, and areas assessed can be accessed here: