Tenure and Appointments Committees (TACs)

Purpose

The Tenure and Appointments Committees (TACs) include a group of Full Professors from the relevant area (Humanities; Social Science; Biological Science; Physical Science, Engineering and Applied Science) who serve as members of the area committee, along with a representative from a department or program outside the area (the “outside member”). In cases involving faculty from one of the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) departments, the Dean of the SEAS also sits on the committee as a voting member.

Each area committee is chaired by the divisional dean or director of its corresponding academic division, and the Dean of the FAS oversees the four TACs. TACs review all appointments and promotions to the ranks of Associate Professor on term (Nontenured associate, AOPN); Associate Professor without term (Tenured associate, AOPT); and Professor (PROF).

Humanities

Social Sciences

Biological Sciences

Physical Sciences & Engineering