ARTP Department of Anthropology

College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Anthropology
Date Approved: July 2018


Confidentiality of Personnel Deliberations

Composition of Departmental Personnel Committees (Probationary and Temporary Appointment, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, and Evaluation of Temporary, Probationary and Tenured Faculty)

Composition of Departmental Personnel Committees

The department annually elects 3 personnel committees.

The probationary and tenured faculty members of the department or equivalent unit shall elect a peer review committee(s) of tenured faculty members. When there are insufficient eligible members to serve on the peer committee, the department shall elect members from a related academic discipline(s).

(The Committees, as a whole, must take responsibility for the following tasks: Probationary Appointment; Temporary Appointment; Retention, Tenure and Promotion; Range Elevation; Evaluation of Temporary Faculty; Evaluation of Probationary Faculty; Evaluation of Tenured Faculty (Post-Tenure review); Evaluation for Request to Emeritus status; and Collaboration on the Development of Individual Professional Plans. It is required that each unit indicate below which Committee is responsible for each of these tasks.)

Committee Titles and Responsibilities

Number of Members

(at least 3; all tenured full time)

(Indicate if must be (full) professor rank)

Number of Alternates

(1 or more; all tenured full-time)

(Indicate if must be (full) professor rank)

Committee A

Retention and tenure of associate professors and promotion of associate professors to full professors.

3 (Full) 1 (Full)

Committee B

Retention and tenure of assistant professors and promotion of assistant professors to associate professors.

3 (Associate, Full) 1 (Associate, Full)

Elected Annually: Temporary Part-time Faculty

Temporary hiring, evaluation of part-time temporary faculty. Consideration of part-time faculty range elevation.

3 (Associate, Full) 1 (Associate, Full)

Elected as needed:

Search Committee

3 (Full, Associate as needed; 1 Probationary faculty may be elected) 1 (Full as needed)

Elected as needed:

Evaluation of tenured faculty

3 (Full as needed) 1 (Full as needed)

Elected as needed:

Review of individualized professional plans

3 (Full as needed) 1 (Full as needed)


The Chair is not a member of the appointment committees unless elected.

Eligibility for Committee Service and Balloting

Recruitment of Probationary Faculty

Appointment of Probationary Faculty

Personnel Action Files

Individualized Professional Plans

Eligibility for Tenure and Promotion

Area of Specialization Terminal Degree



Evaluation of Permanent Instructional Faculty


Category B: Activities considered appropriate as "scholarly and creative activities" for the discipline are:

  • peer-reviewed publications
  • professional reports submitted to local, state, and federal agencies
  • capers and posters presented at academic and professional conferences
  • anthropological expert witness testimonies
  • county forensic case reports
  • cultural resource management reports submitted to state and federal agencies
  • peer-reviewed films and videos
  • grants and contracts
  • published book reviews
  • editorial positions for scholarly and professional publications
  • professional consulting
  • archive development
  • curation of museum exhibits
  • professional workshops

Committee Procedures

Review of Faculty Holding Joint Appointments and of Faculty Active in Interdisciplinary Programs

Student Consultation in Academic Personnel Processes

Oral Testimony

Role of Department/Division/School Chair or Director

Appointment of Temporary Faculty

Evaluation of Temporary Faculty


As part of the supplemental file, a temporary faculty member can demonstrate currency in the field by providing detailed course syllabi, examinations, assignments, and other materials relevant to the temporary faculty assignment, Other examples of currency in the field may include activities of scholarship relevant to the temporary assignment such as posters or presentations at professional conferences; publications in per-reviewed journals; published book or film reviews; films and videos; attendance and participation in workshops, panels, and discussion forums; and other creative activities that reference, synthesize, and/or critically evaluated current and salient issues in the field of Anthropology.

Consideration for Three-Year Appointments

Consideration for Range Elevation

Review of Department Personnel Procedures