Forms, Guidelines and Tools

  

Criteria for Appointment and Promotion

Curriculum Vitae (CV) for Academic Achievement


Cover Sheets for junior promotions


Senior faculty letter templates

  • Department Head Letter Soliciting Evaluation (no longer in use – HMS/OFA responsible for all solicitation of letters of evaluation for streamlined professorial cases – for questions call the OFA at 617-432-7112)
  • Department Head Letter for Professor Promotion Proposal (DOC 48k)

Junior faculty letter templates:


Guidelines for solicitation of letters

Guidelines for solicitation of letters for junior faculty promotions or appointments can be found at our Criteria for Appointment and Promotions website.  

Junior faculty letter guidelines:
Evaluation Letter Requirements (PDF 24K)  


Format for Institutional Requests to Establish a Professorship, Recommended Format

  


Forms


Professorial Promotion Status Website Tool

This Website will provide you and your department leadership a secure access to information about the progress of your proposed promotion to Professor. Please click here.  


For more about Appointments and Promotions:
Appointment Policies
Promotion Policies
Faculty Recruitment
Reappointment Policies  

For guidelines on general conduct and integrity, please visit our Faculty Policies page.  


Format for Institutional Requests to Establish a Professorship, Recommended Format   

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Appointments Without Limit of Time
The (affiliated institution) requests that the Harvard Medical School establish a professorship without limit of time in the Department of ____________. The (affiliated institution) agrees to guarantee the academic salary and fringe benefit costs of this professorship until the retirement, resignation or death of the incumbent.  

Appointments Of Indefinite Duration
The (affiliated institution) requests that the Harvard Medical School establish a professorship of indefinite duration in the Department of ___________. Should adequate support for the academic salary and fringe benefits of this professorship not be available from sources outside the university, it is understood that the Harvard Corporation may exercise its right to set a terminal date to this appointment. This professorship will terminate upon the retirement, resignation, or death of the incumbent.  

EVALUATION  

Appointments Without Limit of Time
The (affiliated institution) requests that the Harvard Medical School establish an ad hoc committee to evaluate Dr.___________ for a professorship of ___________ , without limit of time, in the Department of ______________. The (affiliated institution) agrees to guarantee the academic salary and fringe benefit costs of this professorship until the retirement, resignation or death of the incumbent.  

Appointment Of Indefinite Duration
The (affiliated institution) requests that the Harvard Medical School establish an ad hoc committee to evaluate Dr.___________ for a professorship of ___________, of indefinite duration, in the Department of ______________ at (affiliated institution). Should adequate support for the academic salary and fringe benefits of this professorship not be available from sources outside the university, it is understood that the Harvard Corporation may exercise its right to set a terminal date to this appointment. This professorship will terminate upon the retirement, resignation, or death of the incumbent.  

APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSOR TO NAMED CHAIR, WITHOUT LIMIT OF TIME

The (affiliated institution) requests the appointment of Dr.__________________________ as the __(named)________Professor of_________, without limit of time. It is understood that Harvard Medical School will guarantee the incumbent’s academic salary and fringe benefits to the extent that income from the (named) Professorship is available. Any academic salary and fringe benefit support in excess of the (named) Chair income will be the responsibility of (affiliated institution) until the retirement, resignation, or death of the incumbent.  

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