Tenure and Promotion at USC


The Faculty Handbook is the university’s governing document for policies relating to faculty, including information on the government of the university, academic practices and policies pertaining to faculty, faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure, and policies pertaining to research.

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Promotion guidelines for non-tenure-track faculty are defined by each school. Please contact your department chair or dean of faculty.

Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty

Tenure-track and faculty being considered for a tenured position may find helpful the following resources: