The Research Professor Series (Assistant Research Professors, Associate Research Professors and Research Professors) hiring and promotion processes are similar to the tenure-track processes: a nomination is made, the nominating unit submits the hiring dossier and documentation to the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) for review and approval by the RIO Advisory Board, with RIO responsible for the final review and approval. Individuals hired in the Research Professor Series must have grant funding to support salary, benefits, etc., and are expected to have comparable responsibilities (research, service, etc.) in their formulated workload.

The following documents address the policies and procedures, as well as the checklists which are to be used in the hiring, reappointment, and promotion processes: 

The following templates are to be drafted by the hiring unit and sent electronically to RIO for review and approval:

Nomination packets may be electronically submitted to: colisse.franklin@colorado.edu.

The Research & Innovation Office will notify the nominating department when a decision has been made, and will be notified when the proposed offer letter is to be submitted for review.