Columbia University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Promotion and Tenure Committee

The Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences depends on a standing committee to conduct an Arts and Sciences level evaluation whenever a department or school recommends a candidate for tenure. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess whether the department or school level review was rigorous and substantive and to ensure that all Arts and Sciences candidates meet the same high standards. In this way, a faculty of the highest quality and distinction will be maintained.

The standing committee – the Promotion and Tenure Committee (PTC) – serves in an advisory capacity to the Executive Vice President who determines whether or not the candidate should be recommended to the Provost for tenure. The Arts and Sciences standing committee is administered on behalf of the Executive Vice President by the Divisional Dean of Humanities.

The PTC consists of 12 full professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, representing the three divisions, who serve for three year terms. The PTC members are appointed by the Executive Vice President in consultation with the Planning and Policy Committee (PPC). The chair of the PTC is appointed by the Executive Vice President in consultation with the PTC.

 

2017-2018 PROMOTION AND TENURE COMMITTEE (PTC) MEMBERSHIP 

Social Sciences

Matt Jones

James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization

mjones@columbia.edu

Elizabeth Blackmar

Professor of History

eb16@columbia.edu

Andreas Wimmer

Lieber Professor of Political Philosophy

andreas.wimmer@columbia.edu

Victoria Murillo

Professor of Political Science and of International and Public Affairs

mm2140@columbia.edu

 
Humanities
 

Nicholas Dames (Chair)

Theodore Kahan Professor of Humanities

nicholas.dames@columbia.edu

Patricia Kitcher

Roberta and William Campbell Professor of the Humanities

pk206@columbia.edu

John Ma (ON LEAVE)

Professor of Classics

jtm2179@columbia.edu

Frances Negron-Muntaner

Professor of English & Comparative Literature

fn2103@columbia.edu

Madeleine Dobie

Professor of French and Romance Philology

mld2027@columbia.edu

Ana Maria Ochoa

Professor of Music

ao2110@columbia.edu

 

Natural Sciences

Goran Ekstrom

Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

ekstrom@ldeo.columbia.edu

Lam Hui

Professor of Physics

lh399@columbia.edu

Colin Nuckolls

Sheldon and Dorothy Buckler Professor of Material Science

cn37@columbia.edu

Janet Metcalfe

Professor of Psychology

jm348@columbia.edu

 

 

A&S Tenure Review Guidelines

The tenure review guidelines can be downloaded here

    

Provost's Office Tenure Review Guidelines

The tenure review guidelines can be downloaded  here