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7.3.2 Minimum Length of Service for Promotion

Approved by Academic Council, Faculty, Administration

Instructor to Assistant Professor. No minimum length of service is required. Normally, promotion occurs following completion of the doctorate.

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor .2. Normally, at least six years of full-time four year college or University teaching, including years of prior service identified in the initial letter of appointment and three or more years of service at this University. Normally, apart from other necessary criteria for promotion, the minimum time a faculty member shall have been in rank before becoming eligible for promotion shall be five years.

Associate Professor to Professor. Normally, at least ten years of full-time four year college or University teaching, including years of prior service identified in the initial letter of appointment and three or more years of service at this University. Normally, apart from other necessary criteria for promotion, the minimum time a faculty member shall have been in rank before becoming eligible for promotion shall be five years.

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  At the McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific the minimum length of service required for advancement from both assistant and associate ranks is normally three years.