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Tenure and promotion

Whether you are in the early or advanced stage of your academic career you will find all the tools and resources to help you navigate the path towards tenure and/or promotion at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).

Process for candidates, Deans, and Review Committee Members

There are several resources available to faculty applying for tenure and/or promotion, designed to familiarize candidates with the UFV tenure and promotion procedures and provide guidance on how to prepare, compile and format the tenure and promotion dossier.

Guidelines and supporting documents have also been developed to assist all academic staff, including Deans and Administrators, who participate in the evaluation and review of applications for tenure and/or promotion at UFV.

Prepare for tenure and promotion
Understand the tenure-track cycle


Upcoming deadlines


January 1-31

As required by existing term members, election and/or appointment of Faculty members and alternates to the University Review Committee (URC).

As required, Provost appoints Deans and President appoints alternate Deans to the URC. 


February 1-28 

As required by existing term memberships, election and appointment of faculty members and alternates to Division Review Committee (DRC).

Deans send written notification to Eligible Faculty members in the fourth year of their tenure-track appointment that they are expected to confirm their intent to apply for tenure and promotion in the following academic year by March 31, 2024.


March 1-31                       

Deans confirm Division Review Committee (DRC) memberships to Candidates, who must declare a conflict of interest with the Chair and/or its members no later than five (5) days after receiving confirmation of membership.          

Tenure-track Faculty members wishing to apply for early tenure and promotion and Associate Professors who intend to apply for promotion to Professor notify Deans of their intent by March 31, 2024.

Tenure-track Faculty members on maternity or parental leave may elect to defer consideration of their application for one year by providing written notification to the Dean no later than four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of the leave. Tenure-track Faculty members may apply to the Dean by March 31, 2024, for an extension for no more than one year due to exceptional circumstances.



For questions regarding tenure and promotion and/or to discuss the specifics of your application, please email Lisa Bavington at

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