Lafayette College is pleased to celebrate the promotion and tenure, effective the start of the fall semester, of eight faculty members. This process involves significant work on the part of each faculty member, as well as the support of colleagues and staff who provide guidance and manage many of the logistics through each stage of the promotion and tenure cycle. 

“There is no more significant milestone in a faculty member’s career than when they earn tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor,” says Provost John Meier. “Tenure and promotion decisions are entirely based on an individual’s record of teaching, scholarship, and service. A package of materials is reviewed by colleagues on and off campus, and recommendations are made by colleagues, a faculty committee, and the president. If all goes well, the individual is approved for promotion and tenure by the Board of Trustees. The extent of this review process, including the number of individuals involved, is one sign of just how significant it is.”

Meier also explains that the achievement is a milestone not only for the faculty member, but also for the College as a whole.

“Someone who has earned tenure has been invited to be a permanent member of the Lafayette faculty,” he says, “and we make that invitation because we are enthusiastic to have them as part of the community for decades to come.”

Learn more about each of these faculty members and their respective areas of research.

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