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.

 

2019-2020 PROMOTION AND TENURE COMMITTEE (PTC) MEMBERSHIP 

Social Sciences

Matt Jones (Chair)

James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization

mjones@columbia.edu

Elizabeth Blackmar

Professor of History

eb16@columbia.edu

Jeffrey LaxProfessor of Political Sciencejrl2124@columbia.edu

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé

Professor of Economics

stephanie.schmittgrohe@columbia.edu

Bruce Western

Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice

bw2562@columbia.edu

Thomas DiPrete Giddings Professor of Sociologytad61@columbia.edu
 
Humanities
 
Branden W. JosephFrank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Artbwj4@columbia.edu
Elizabeth Ladenson

Professor of French and Romance Languages

eal1@columbia.edu

George Lewis (on leave)

Edwin H. Case Professor of Music

gl2140@columbia.edu

Frances Negron-Muntaner

Professor of English & Comparative Literature

fn2103@columbia.edu

Sharon Marcus (from 1/1/20)

Orlando Harriman Professor of English

sm2247@columbia.edu

Wayne Proudfoot (Fall only)

Professor of Religion

wlp2@columbia.edu

Gareth WilliamsAnton Professor of Latin Language and Literaturegdw5@columbia.edu
 

Natural Sciences

Ivan Corwin

Professor of Mathematics

ic2354@columbia.edu

Stuart FiresteinProfessor of Biological Sciencessjf24@columbia.edu

Lam Hui

Professor of Physics

lh399@columbia.edu

Colin Nuckolls

Sheldon and Dorothy Buckler Professor of Material Science

cn37@columbia.edu

Sarah Woolley

Professor of Psychology

sw2277@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