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Professional-Track Faculty

The University of South Carolina is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University believes that the presence of a high quality and diverse community of scholars is necessary to achieve such excellence.

Columbia Faculty Senate has charged the Committee on Professional-Track Faculty with reviewing and approving policies regarding professional-track faculty, including matters related to promotion. The full description of the Committee’s charges is available in the Columbia Faculty Manual. The Office of the Provost is pleased to work in support of the efforts of both Senate and the Committee to establish an initial unit criteria and procedures website. Additional guidance on professional-track promotions will be forthcoming. 

Professional-Track Faculty Appointments and Promotions

Please visit this page for more information on professional-track faculty appointments and promotion, including review schedules and candidate portfolios, as well as for administrative upload of appointment and promotion applications.

Professional-Track Faculty Promotion Unit Criteria

Please visit this page for the collection of current professional-track faculty promotion procedures and criteria, as well as for information on updating unit criteria. 

Related Policies

ACAF 1.06 Academic Titles for Faculty and Unclassified Academic Staff Positions [pdf]
ACAF 1.16 Professional-track Faculty [pdf]
ACAF 1.18 Change of Status between Tenure Track and Professional Track [pdf]

If you need assistance with matters related to professional-track faculty promotions, please contact the Office of the Provost at 803-777-2808 or

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