SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 — UTSA Academic Affairs announces the promotion of 151 faculty members, effective September 1.
“Our faculty is central to UTSA’s goals of providing our students an outstanding education,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “We celebrate their exemplary achievements in teaching, research and scholarship, recognizing the positive impacts they have on our students, our institution and our community.”
The promotions include 121 fixed-term-track faculty. In November 2020, Academic Affairs announced major changes to university policies governing fixed-term-track (FTT) faculty appointments, titles, evaluation and promotion. For the first time at UTSA, full-time fixed-term-track faculty demonstrating a progressive record of achievement and engagement have a clear promotion path in recognition of their efforts and impact as university faculty.
Among tenured/tenure-track faculty, 15 faculty members have been promoted to associate professor with tenure. Tenure is awarded to faculty based on accomplishments in each of three categories of performance: teaching, research/scholarship/creative activities, and service. Another 15 faculty members were promoted to full professor in recognition of sustained professional accomplishment.
PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE
PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR
Also this year, six retired faculty members have been awarded emeritus status in honor of their years of valued service and contribution to the university mission.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR EMERITUS
Additionally, 120 fixed-term-track faculty were promoted. Academic Affairs introduced new faculty title series in 2020 to create clear career paths for fixed-term faculty:
PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INSTRUCTION
PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF INSTRUCTION
PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR OF INSTRUCTION
PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE
PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE
PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE
PROMOTED TO SENIOR LECTURER
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