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
(without tenure)
Full Professor
Promo Date Effective July 1 Effective Jan 1 Effective July 1 Effective Jan 1 Effective July 1
Department Nomination (Name, CV) & Potential Referee List February 1 March 1 September 1 March 1 September 1
Department submits Package for Referees (CV, Statements, papers) & Final Referee List April 1 May 1 November 1 April 1 November 1
Referee Reponses Expected by July 1 August 1 February 1 July 1 February 1
Department Submits Full Dossier to the Dean's Office October 1 November 1 April 1 September 1 April 1
PTC Review October / November November / December April / May September / October April / May
Case Submitted to TRAC December 15 - - - -

 

Committee Members

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

Qiang Du
Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

James Hone
Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical 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

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.