Ten tips for pharmacy faculty members for successfully navigating promotion and tenure

Velliyur Viswesh, Karen Hassell, Leanne Coyne, Brian L. Erstad

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This paper presents 10 key tips or recommendations for successful navigation of the promotion and tenure process. The 10 key tips are: know institutional expectations, develop an action plan at least two to three years in advance; identify your balance of teaching, scholarship, service; synergize activities and develop a niche; prioritize time to activities of high-impact to promotion and tenure; track achievements in the format expected for promotion and tenure application; seek out faculty guidance on promotion and tenure; meet with mentor(s) regularly to review progress; have a well-written personal statement; and have your final dossier reviewed by colleagues. Faculty members are more likely to be successful through timely and appropriate planning, balancing and synergizing activities, tracking activities and achievements, developing a well-written personal statement, and requesting help from experienced colleagues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8414
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • Academic
  • Promotion
  • Successful
  • Teaching
  • Tenure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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