Advanced Assistant Professor
In exceptional situations, an individual who has made substantial progress on achievements to be presented during a tenure review may be appointed to the rank of assistant professor with a term less than the usual six years. This schedule must be clearly spelled out in the offer letter to the candidate. This must be specifically discussed with the Executive Associate Dean before initiating negotiations with the candidate. Please bear in mind that assistant professors have the option of going up for promotion early. If an assistant professor is considering this option, the executive officer should make sure that mentors of the assistant professor have been consulted.