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Tenure and Promotion Committee

Elected, Standing Bylaw Committee of the
Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

MEMBERSHIP: 2017-2018

Term: Three (3) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Pepall, Lynne Economics Professor 2015-2018 Chair  
Georgakis, Christos Chemical Engineering Professor 2016-2018    
Haber, Judith English Professor 2016-2020   LV Fall 2017
Hirata, Hosea International Literary and Cultural Studies Professor 2017-2018    
Hopwood, Jeff Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor 2016-2019 Vice Chair  
Kenny, Jonathan Chemistry Professor 2016-2019    
McClellan, Andrew Art and Art History Professor 2017-2020    
Saigal, Anil Mechanical Engineering Professor 2016-2019    
Sliwa, Krzysztof Physics and Astronomy Professor 2015-2020    

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The Tenure and Promotion Committee (T&P) provides a faculty assessment of candidates who come up for tenure and promotion, as well as candidates tenured at other institutions who are applying for a tenured position at Tufts. The T&P Committee also reviews and updates Statement #11—the procedures for the tenure and promotion process.

This committee consists of eight tenured members of this faculty elected by the entire voting faculty. At all times, the committee membership shall include at least two members of the Faculty of the School of Engineering and four members from the Faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences. At least one member shall represent each of the following areas in the School of Arts and Sciences: the humanities and arts; the social sciences; the natural sciences and mathematics. No more than one member of a single department may be a member of this committee at any one time. Eligible members are elected to three-year staggered terms, which begin May 1 in the academic year following the election.

Committee members have an intense workload in both the fall and the spring semesters. In addition, there may be occasion to work on off-cycle cases during the summer months. Committee members receive two course releases during the academic year (one per semester) in which they serve. This committee is not appropriate for junior faculty, as membership is limited to tenured faculty.


Information will be posted as it becomes available.

APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCEDURES: 2017-2018 (updated January 2017)

APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCEDURES: 2016-2017 (updated May 2016)


Visit Arts, Sciences and Engineering Bylaws for more information regarding this committee's bylaws.