Due dates for faculty reappointment

Year of Service¹Recommendation Due in Dean’s OfficeNotification Date for Non-Reappointment
Second 11/2/2020 12/4/2020
Third 2/8/2021 4/30/2021
Fourth 2/8/2021 4/30/2021
Fifth 2/8/2021 4/30/2021
Sixth 11/2/2020 4/30/2021²
Professors of Practice Reappointment 2/8/2021 4/30/2021
Professors of Practice discontinuation letters 1/4/2021

¹ Includes any previous credit.   ² Tenure, if awarded, is effective August 16, 2021

The due dates for recommendations are based on years at UNL, while the fourth year review is based on one's tenure clock, that is, the cumulative number of years credited for progress towards tenure. The "Date of Initial Appointment/Years at UNL" and the "Tenure Clock Years" coincide when the faculty member's initial appointment is the first year of their "Specific-term" (tenure leading) appointment here at UNL.


  1. A new faculty member is awarded tenure credit for previous experience.
  2. There is a tenure clock extension.

College Due Dates

August 20, 2020
Preliminary list of likely recommendations for promotion and tenure, Professors of Practice, or promotion only due in the Dean's Office.

October 30, 2020
Recommendations for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor due in the Dean's Office.

January 4, 2021
Recommendations for promotion to Full Professor, non-tenure track promotions (e.g. Professor of Practice) and any other promotions without tenure due in the Dean's Office.

Please submit recommendations for reappointments, promotion or promotion and tenure using the college's promotion and tenure online system.