Thanks to Dan and Angel for inviting me to post. This is my first post-tenure post, and also my first guest post. I am a perma-blogger at The Faculty Lounge, so it will be fun to see how things work around here.
A number of schools are facing the question of how to structure their tenure calendars. It seems that in many places within the legal academy, tenure and promotion are combined into a 5-7 year, one-time occasion where a professor goes from untenured Assistant (or initial Associate) to Tenured Full Professor. And in many other places–often those schools following a traditional university model–like my home school of Syracuse University College of Law–the tenure process is much longer. Promotions: Assistant–>Associate–>Full Professor. And Untenured to Tenured, with no default attachment of promotion and tenure. Some schools may be a hybrid of the two: at promotion from Assistant to Associate, tenure is automatically granted. Read More