Faculty Titles and Ranks

This section on faculty titles and ranks outlines the various faculty titles available on campus and the requirements for their use.

  • Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
  • Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
  • Administrative Faculty Titles
  • Prestige Titles
  • Research Faculty Series
  • Other Faculty Titles and Title Prefixes

Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure

Outstanding faculty members are an essential element of a great university. Faculty are subject to rigorous review processes during their life as a faculty member on this campus.

Recruitment and Hiring

Instructional appointments are one of the most essential activities of the departmental hiring unit. The recruitment and hiring processes for tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty are extremely varied.

Evaluation and Compensation

Compensation is a crucial aspect of retaining engaged, quality faculty. The University of Colorado at Boulder strives to provide our students with a quality education, with the faculty being the essential element in insuring we offer superb instruction.

Leaves and Sabbaticals

Faculty leave takes two main forms: paid and unpaid leaves of absence. There are several types of leave which fall under these two main categories. A faculty member is considered to be on a leave of absence when she or he takes a leave from their regular duties during the period of service outlined in their letter of offer. This section outlines the various types of leaves available to our faculty and the modes by which a faculty member can apply for these leaves. Request forms for faculty leave can be found on the Forms section of our website.

Post Tenure Review

Post-tenure review is required of all tenured faculty at an interval of five years. These reviews are conducted by departments and dean's offices, and submitted to Faculty Affairs.


This section details faculty retirement protocols.