Published guidance on faculty promotion and tenure

May 16, 2022
Cynthia Barnhart, Provost |

Dear Colleagues,

I write today to share an important final piece of work driven by former Faculty Chair Rick Danheiser regarding MIT’s faculty promotion and tenure processes. In keeping with the Institute’s ongoing efforts to support faculty growth and achievement, the schools and the college have documented their guidance regarding faculty promotion and tenure.

I am grateful to the members of Academic Council and to Rick for his dedication and leadership on this topic. I am confident that this information will be useful to pre-tenure faculty as they advance in their careers at MIT and helpful to senior colleagues as they provide support and guidance to junior colleagues.


Cynthia Barnhart