Columbia Engineering Promotion and Tenure Committee

The Columbia Engineering Promotion and Tenure Committee (PTC) is responsible for the review of promotion and tenure of all faculty at Columbia Engineering, on either the tenure track or non-tenure track. The PTC is advisory to the Dean and designed to maintain quality of review, ensure a timely consideration of nominations and consistency of the process to help the school to further propel the development and advancement of our faculty.

Membership of the PTC consists of five (5) full professors serving three-year terms who are appointed by the Dean. Members have expertise central to the defining themes and foundational areas of our core mission of Engineering for Humanity, e.g. Sustainability and Climate, Health and Medicine, Devices and Materials, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Computational Science and Modeling.

Promotion Schedule & Deadlines

All effective promotion dates are the next calendar year.

Promo type Tenure Associate Professor
(w/o tenure)
Full Professor
Promo date Effective Jul 1 Effective Jan 1 Effective Jul 1 Effective Jan 1 Effective Jul 1
Dept. nomination (name, CV) and potential referee list Feb 1 Mar 1 Sep 1 Mar 1 Sep 1
Dept. submits package for referees (CV, statements, papers) and final referee list May 1 May 1 Nov 1 Apr 1 Nov 1
Referee responses expected by Jul 1 Aug 1 Feb 1 Jul 1 Feb 1
Dept. submits full dossier to the Dean’s Office Oct 1 Nov 1 Apr 1 Sep 1 Apr 1
PTC review Oct / Nov Nov / Dec Apr / May Sep / Oct Apr / May
Case submitted to TRAC Dec 15 - - - -

 

Committee Members

Helen H. Lu (Chair)
Percy K. and Vida L.W. Hudson Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Alan West
Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Electrochemistry
Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Earth and Environmental Engineering

Mihalis Yannakakis
Percy K. and Vida L.W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science

Keren Bergman
Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering; Scientific Director, Center for Integrated Science and Engineering

David Da-Wei Yao
Piyasombatkul Family Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Current Guidelines

The current tenure review guidelines set forth by the Office of the Provost can be found here.

The lecturer review guidelines can be found here.

The professor of practice review guidelines can be found here.