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Promotion and Tenure

The University of Houston promotion and tenure process is an electronic process using a SharePoint site. For confidentiality and security purposes, access to the Site is limited to specific time periods and accessible only by current year candidates and reviewers.



Note: The current 2018-2019 university P&T guidelines (dated May 2018) state that “if both parents are tenure-track faculty members, only one parent may qualify as the primary caregiver.” relative to receiving an extension of the probationary period. However, in fall 2018 the Provost approved a change to the university P&T guidelines which states “if both parents are tenure-track faculty members, both parents may qualify as the primary caregiver”. This change became effective Jan 1, 2019 and will appear in the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines 2019-2020.

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College-Specific Guidelines

Each college maintains specific guidelines related to their promotion and tenure processes. Please find those guidelines by college below:

Architecture Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Business Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Education Optometry
Engineering Pharmacy
Hotel and Restaurant Management Social Work
Law Technology

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Access Information

Candidates are given access after the college representative has created the candidate's electronic profile (Face Sheet). The candidate will receive access notification by email.

College P&T representatives receive access at the start of the yearly process. Department representatives receive access after the candidate's Face Sheet is created.

Once the review process begins, college/department representatives will give access notification to reviewers.

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Training Information

Candidates, P&T representatives at the college and department level, and reviewers may use the following training videos* and/or User Guide to learn how to access, upload and navigate the P&T site.

*Videos coming soon.

If you would like personal training, please request on the P&T site.

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Archived Guidelines

For university promotion and tenure guidelines from previous years, please see below:












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