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Professoriate Faculty by Tenure Status

Professoriate faculty headcounts are displayed by category of primary appointment and tenure status. Overall, the total headcount has grown every year since 2010–11, exhibiting a growing body in the Professoriate. Most tenure line/status groups are included in this yearly increasing trend except for the Other group, a decrease in 2016–17 for the Tenure Line, Not Tenured group, and another decrease in 2020–21 for both the Medical Center Line and the Tenure Line, Not Tenured groups. In 2020–21, the percentage of Tenured faculty increased to 54%, Not Tenured decreased to 15%, and Not Tenure Line remained at 31%. The data are sourced from the IR&DS Faculty Snapshot taken annually on September 1. See the Methodology & Definitions section for more details.

Methodology & Definitions

Primary Appointment

A primary appointment is a formal association between an individual and an academic department where a majority of or all research, teaching, and clinical duties occurs. These data reflect the tenure line and status for each Professoriate member's primary appointment. Each individual has exactly one primary appointment.

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Professoriate Faculty Headcount

Headcounts are based on primary appointments for all members of the Professoriate as of September 1, which is the effective date that a term of appointment commences each academic year. Faculty on leave are included; emeriti are excluded.

  • Data Source(s): Institutional Research and Decision Support via Faculty Snapshot
  • Faculty Handbook, §2.7 [2.7.5(5)]
Professoriate Faculty

The Professoriate includes all members with appointments as Tenure Line faculty, Non-Tenure Line faculty, Medical Center Line faculty, and at designated policy centers and institutes, Senior Fellows and Center Fellows. For more information on specific appointments, please refer to the relevant sections of the Faculty Handbook below.

Academic Council Professoriate

The Academic Council Professoriate is a subset of the Professoriate faculty consisting of the following positions:

Tenure Line faculty

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor

Non-Tenure Line faculty

  • Assistant Professor (Research)
  • Associate Professor (Applied Research, Clinical, Performance, Teaching, Research)
  • Professor (Applied Research, Clinical, Performance, Teaching, Research)
  • Senior Fellow at designated policy centers and institutes
  • Center Fellow at designated policy centers and institutes as of 2020–21

For more information about the role and authority of the Academic Council Professoriate, please refer to the Faculty Handbook.

Tenure Status

Tenure Line faculty are categorized as either Tenured or Not Tenured, depending on their individual tenure status. Non-Tenure Line faculty, Medical Center Line faculty, Center Fellows, and Senior Fellows are categorized as Not Tenure Line.

Data

The data are available for download in Box.

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