Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

For Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor, it is expected the candidate will continue ongoing engagement in professional and/or creative work outside of Emerson College, and achieve national prominence and excellence in their field. In addition to criteria outlined in Section 7 of the Faculty Handbook, some of the following documentation should be in evidence in the dossier.

7.1 Teaching

  • Evidence of Experimentation and Innovation with Instructional Methods: 
    • Painting, sculptural, craft and graphic samples prepared to illustrate particular instructional information.
    • Examples of in-class instructor demonstrations.
    • Instructor PowerPoint presentations.
    • Syllabus development.
    • New course development.
  • Evidence of Achievement in the Supervision of Student Laboratory, Studio, or Field Experiences:
    • Examples of demonstrations done in relation to mentorship of production projects on and off campus.
    • Examples of exceptional student work done under a candidate’s mentorship.
    • Record of Alumni Accomplishments

7.2 Scholarship and Creative/Professional Work

The candidate may excel in Scholarship and Creative/Professional work or in Scholarship or Creative/Professional work. If the candidate works in both areas, expectations for the volume of accomplishment must be adjusted accordingly.

This evidence should be presented as a portfolio that includes a curriculum vita and entries such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Evidence Detailing Expertise in the Production of Creative Works:
    • Production process information for example, concept statements or concept plates.
    • Scenic, costume and lighting design concept sketches.
    • Scenographic models, renderings, and draftings.
    • Plots, working drawings, and revision notes.
    • Technical draftings, manual and CAD.
    • Production photographs.
    • Costume renderings and swatches.
    • Light plots.
    • Storyboards.
    • Documents related to activities in allied fields for example: concert; film; television; exhibit; convention design.
    • Statement of creative or technological innovations.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of dramatic literature, theory and history.
  • Recognition:
    • Evidence of accomplishments in local, regional, and national venues of prestige.
    • National, regional, and local awards of recognition.
    • Articles, reviews or other materials that cite or discuss the importance of the candidate’s work.
    • A list of invited presentations at professional meetings and symposia, research seminars and professional workshops.
  • Upon request and in special cases, the faculty member may request that the Chair arrange for an outside review for creative work produced by Emerson Stage, for inclusion in the candidate’s dossier.

7.3 Service

  • Professional Service:
    • Membership in professional organizations.
    • Offices held in professional organizations.
    • Participation in professional conferences.
    • Service as a jurist within the profession.
    • Pro-bono professional participation within the community.
    • Professional awards and honors.
    • Contributing consultative service in a professional capacity.
    • Promotion and support for the institution of theatre and allied fields.
  • Service to the College and the Department:
    • Portfolio reviews and interviews of prospective students and recommendations regarding their admission.
    • Portfolio advising of third year Theatrical Design & Production students
    • Portfolio advising of senior Theatrical Design & Production students

For Promotion to Full Professor

7.2 Scholarship and Creative/Professional Work

All of the evidence noted above, with demonstrated excellence in one’s discipline at a high professional level, as evidenced by the quality of venue and collaborators, supported by reviews and/or recognition by professional organizations and awards.