Promotions and Tenure

    If you are on track for a promotion in the near future, please talk to your division or section chief and review the following information carefully.

    1. Regularly update your promotion documents, including your CV, teaching portfolio and service portfolio. Please do not wait until promotion time! 

    2. Read the Emory School of Medicine's Guidelines on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure and discuss with your division director and mentor. Additional information on the Senior Promotion Process is available online from the School of Medicine.

    2017 Promotion and Tenure Guidelines

    2011 Promotion and Tenure Guidelines 

    3. Attend a CV Review Session, where a member of the Promotions & Tenure Subcommittee will help you know if you're on track.

    Promotion and Tenure Process

    Document Templates and Samples

    Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    The Emory University School of Medicine format is required by the dean's office for all promotion packets.

    New! Check out this EndNote Style file for use with updating the bibliography portion. You may need to save the above file into the "styles" folder under Program Files > EndNote. Having trouble with EndNote? Ask a Librarian for help!

    Teaching Portfolio

    All candidates who are proposed for appointment or promotion in the School of Medicine are required to document their teaching activities and evaluations in a teaching portfolio.

    Service Portfolio

    The service portfolio provides faculty with the opportunity to highlight their service to patients, students, junior faculty, professional societies, and the Emory community, in addition to emphasizing service on a national level. 

    Personal Statement

    • Should be at least two pages and no more than five pages with 11 point font and 1 inch margins. 
    • Convey to people who do not know you your background, expertise, passion and plans for the future.
    • Discuss what you have done, what you are currently doing and what you plan to do in the next five years. Describing future plans is extremely important.
    • Write in the first person (I plan, I am, I will...).
    • Be passionate in your writing.

    Information for Selecting Evaluators

    CV Review Sessions

    Find out what steps you should take to stay on track for senior-level promotions!

    The DOM Faculty Development Promotion and Tenure Subcommittee reviews all senior level promotion packets as a first step in the process. Because of their experience, they are able to offer valuable advice to faculty members who are interested in learning if they are on the path to promotion.

    Attendance is limited due to one-on-one reviews and registration is required for these sessions. View upcoming sessions here.

    Contact Hannah Joy at for more information.

    Am I on Track for Promotion?

    Select the right track! Use the Am I on the Right Track document (PDF) for an overview of all four tracks (2011 Guidelines).

    Quick Guides to SOM Promotions Based on the 2017 Guidelines
    Associate Professor, Non-tenured
    Associate Professor with Tenure
    Professor, Non-tenured
    Professor with Tenure