The Office of the Provost manages the promotion and tenure procedures in accord with the Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) contract.

See below for important resources related to promotion and/or tenure.

Policies & Procedures*

The Promotion and Tenure (P&T) policies and procedures are maintained by the Provost's Office.

Provost's Annual Promotion And Tenure Workshops

The Provost's Annual Promotion & Tenure Workshops provide best practices to prepare for promotion and/or tenure. A panel of recently promoted/tenured colleagues, a department chairperson and a member of the University Rank & Tenure Committee will also provide recommendations and tips to assist candidates. This is a great opportunity to hear questions from colleagues and ask your own! Attendees will receive the 2024-25 P&T calendar and the Provost's Guidelines. Faculty planning to apply for promotion and/or tenure in 2024, future candidates, dept. chairs, and deans are welcome to attend. 

Please register for the workshop(s)

Questions should be emailed to additional materials are available on this webpage.

    • Provost’s Annual Promotion & Tenure Workshop for Tenure Track Faculty, April 5, 2024 from 9 – 11 a.m. Please register by March 29, 2024.
    • Provost’s Annual Promotion Workshop for Teaching and Clinical Faculty, May 6, 2024 from 9 – 11 a.m. Please register by April 29, 2024.
  • Please join Paula Haines, Senior Director of Assessment & Accreditation, Shaima Ragab, Director of Faculty Success, and Donna Mellen, Director of Academic Technology, for a session designed to introduce you to the process of formatting and presenting your electronic promotion and/or tenure materials.

    We’ll provide an overview of the preparation process, and you’ll learn how easy it is to organize and pull together your materials using Adobe. We will show you how to label and collate your existing files into an easily readable and readily adjustable portfolio. This workshop is designed primarily for faculty who are filing applications in 2024; however, it's never too early to start preparing! 

    • Preparing and Submitting Electronic Promotion and Tenure Materials - for Tenure Track Faculty, May 13, 2024 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. (virtual workshop). Please register by May 6, 2024.
    • Preparing and Submitting Electronic Promotion Materials - for Teaching and Clinical Faculty, May 20, 2024 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. (virtual workshop). Please register by May 13, 2024.
  • The Provost provides a preparation meeting for P&T reviewer committees. This meeting focuses on the importance of service, a review of the committees' charge and the equitable committee meeting protocol. This will be an opportunity for members to ask questions about the process.
    • Sept. 27, 2024, 9 – 11 a.m., University Crossing, Moloney Hall

Faculty who are planning to apply for promotion and/or tenure in 2024-25 should:

  • Request a folder on the P&T file share by July 1, 2024
  • Attend the Provost’s Workshop
  • Attend the Workshop on Preparing and Submitting Electronic Promotion Materials
  • Review the Provost’s Guidelines, MSP contract, and P&T resources
  • Continue collaborating with your Dept. Chair and peers to create your portfolio
  • Be prepared to upload your portfolio and supplemental materials to the P&T file share by Sept. 16, 2024 at 5 p.m. (EST)

Enter your UMass Lowell credentials to complete the web application. If you change your mind and wish to remove your materials from consideration, please email: and notify your department chair.


The following resources are available to help you construct your portfolio and connect to the P&T file share.

Questions pertaining to technology and format may be emailed to:

* All 2024-25 documents and links under the "Policies & Procedures" and "Appendices" sections will be updated with this cycle's information directly after the corresponding training workshops take place.