Promotion Types


Those faculty members on a tenured appointment and on tenure track, continuing track, lecture track, and librarians are eligible to apply for promotion. The chart below outlines the promotions available to faculty in each appointment type at Elon University.

Promotions In Rank Available for Each Faculty Appointment Type
Appointment Type Ranks Available
Associate Professor     Professor 
Tenure Track * Assistant Professor Associate Professor      Professor
Continuing Track* Assistant Professor Associate Professor     Professor
Lecture Track      Lecturer            Senior Lecturer 
Visiting Track*
                 n/a **
Limited Term*
                 n/a **
                 n/a **
Librarian* Assistant Librarian Associate Librarian Senior Librarian 

*Initial rank at hiring is determined by the Dean and Provost/Executive Vice President.

**Faculty members on this track are not eligible for promotion through the promotion and tenure process at Elon.

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