Promotion and Tenure Committees

2016/2017

College Promotion & Tenure Committee

  • Andrew Carleton, Professor of Geography
  • Eugene Clothiaux, Professor of Meteorology (Chair)
  • Randy Vander Wall, Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Mark Patzkowsky, Professor of Evolutionary Paleoecology
  • Jim Adair - Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology

Department Promotion & Tenure Committees

Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering

  • Russell Johns, Professor and Chair of PNGE Program (Chair)
  • Derek Elsworth, Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering and Geosciences
  • Ljubisa Radovic, Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Serguei Lvov, Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mark Klima, Associate Professor of Mineral Processing and Geo-Environmental Engineering

Department of Geography

  • Alan MacEachren, Professor of Geography (Chair)
  • Robert Brooks, Professor of Geography
  • Donna Peuquet, Professor of Geography
  • Lorraine Dowler, Associate Professor of Geography
  • Erica Smithwick, Associate Professor of Geography

Department of Geosciences

  • Timothy Bralower, Professor of Geosciences (Chair)
  • Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Professor of Geosciences
  • Kate Freeman, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences
  • Susan Brantley, Distinguished Professor of Geosciences and Director of EESI
  • Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

  • Evangelos Manias - Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (Chair)
  • Tarasankar Debroy - Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Clive Randall - Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director, Materials Research Institute
  • T.C. "Mike" Chung - Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Kwadwo Osseo-Asare - Distinguished Professor of Metallurgy and Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering

Department of Meteorology

  • Sukyoung Lee, Professor of Meteorology (Chair)
  • Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
  • Fuqing Zhang, Professor of Meteorology

August 26, 2016

Procedures used to select Department P&T Committee Members

Selection of Department Representative to the College P&T Committee:

The department shall elect each year one full professor to the college P&T committee before selecting the department P&T committee. However, a faculty member who has been elected for two consecutive one-year terms to the college committee becomes ineligible for the next two years. Eligibility will be restricted to full professors with P&T committee experience. The elected member will be ineligible for the department P&T committee.

Selection of Department Promotion and Tenure Committee:

The committee shall be composed of five tenured faculty members elected by the entire faculty. At least three will be at the rank of professor. Three members of the committee shall be elected each year. Eligibility will be restricted to tenured faculty. The two faculty members receiving the most votes will serve two-year terms. If any of the two faculty members with the most votes served in the previous year, however, they will be limited to a one-year term. The faculty member receiving the third most votes will serve a one-year term. Each faculty member may vote for three candidates in the election. After serving on the committee for two consecutive years, a faculty member may not serve for the following two years. The chair of the committee shall be elected annually by the membership of the committee.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to serve on the Promotion and Tenure Committee, members must be tenured professors or associate professors not serving in any academic administrative position. To be eligible to serve as the Geography representative to the Earth and Mineral Sciences Promotion and Tenure Committee, the representative must be a tenured professor who has previous experience on the departmental promotion and tenure committee but has not served in the previous two years.

Size and Composition:

The Promotion and Tenure Committee shall consist of five people including one elected chair and four elected members, two associate professors and three professors. There shall be one department representative to the EMS Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Election procedures:

Elections shall be held at the end of each spring semester for the following academic year. All tenure-track and tenured faculty members, excluding those holding academic administrative appointments, are eligible to vote. A faculty member on sabbatical leave for the coming year is not eligible to be a candidate; current faculty on sabbatical leave are not eligible to vote. Election of the representative to the EMS committee shall be held first, followed by election for members of the Geography committee with each eligible faculty member voting for two candidates (unranked) to fill the two elected positions open each year (see explanation below of staggered terms).  The top two vote recipients will be elected. Tie votes shall be resolved by a run-off election of those individuals receiving the same number of votes. The chair for the Geography committee will be held immediately once the members have been established.

Chair:

The Chair shall be elected every year for a one-year term. The Chair must be a professor and be elected from among the three professors serving on the committee during the coming year. Chairs may serve multiple successive terms.

Representative:

The representative to the EMS committee shall be elected for a two-year term and shall be eligible for renewal.

Members:

Professors shall be elected for staggered three-year terms with a limit of one term followed by a two-year break during which time they are not eligible. Associate Professors shall be elected for a staggered two-year terms with no term limit. At the end of every spring semester two members shall be elected to serve for their appropriate term. Elected members may be either associate professors or professors. If the election results in more than two associate professors being on the Committee, this would violate the requirement that the Committee have three professors. In such a case, the elected associate professor receiving fewer votes is ineligible, and the professor receiving the next highest number of votes shall be chosen instead.

Vacancies:

If a member of the Promotion and Tenure Committee or the Representative to EMS resigns his/her position, or is unable to fill a full two-year term, a replacement of the same academic rank shall be elected.

Adopted by the Geography Faculty 3/13/13

There shall be a single departmental committee to consider matters of promotion and tenure on the University Park Campus. This committee shall be composed of five tenured faculty members elected by the entire faculty. At least three must be at the rank of professor. Three members of the committee shall be elected each year. The two eligible faculty members who receive the most votes will serve two-year terms; the third will serve a one-year term. After completion of a two-year term of service, the member may not serve on the departmental promotion and tenure committee for the following two years. Each faculty member may vote for two committee members in the election. The Chair of the committee shall be elected annually by the membership of the committee and shall serve as the Geosciences representative to the College Promotion and Tenure Review Committee. The Head of the Department of Geosciences shall be excluded from membership on the committee.

Five rotating Professors of Materials Science and Engineering will comprise the committee. The committee member serving their 4th year will be the Chair of the committee. Once a committee member has rotated off of the department P&T committee for a period of two years, he or she will serve as the departmental representative to the EMS College P&T Committee.

Each year the P&T committee will nominate a new member to the committee at a MatSE faculty meeting. After the faculty meeting, an electronic vote will take place among full time MatSE faculty as to the suitability of the faculty candidate to serve on the committee.

Each spring the department head evaluates the department P&T committee membership with respect to length of service of current members and likely promotion and tenure activities for the coming academic year.  The head then proposes a committee slate for the coming year to the faculty during a regular faculty meeting.  The faculty decide whether or not to nominate the members proposed, or can nominate their own candidate(s), and once seconded, vote on the committee members.  In spring 2015, the committee slate proposed by the department head was moved, seconded and approved unanimously by the faculty.