Faculty are at the heart of any university, and the University of Oregon invests substantial time and money in recruiting faculty who can be successful in all aspects of university life. Their success, measured as retention and timely achievement of promotion over time, is critical to the quality and stability of both the faculty and the UO overall. There is no single path to promotion, and a variety of professional and personal factors can delay a faculty member’s progress toward promotion or cause them to leave the UO altogether. This area of research will initially investigate how long it takes tenured associate professors to become full professors and will assess whether certain subgroups have disproportionate outcomes in terms of leaving the UO or achieving promotion at an above-average length of time.
Understanding Faculty Progression