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Promotion Procedures for Research Scientists

Office of Research
Research Scientist Promotion Recommendations

Instructions for Assembly of the Promotion Dossier

Promotion recommendations to ranks of Associate Research Scientist and Research Scientist must be submitted to the Office of Research, according to the instructions below.

Promotions to be effective on September 1, 2019 must have materials submitted by February 13, 2019.

Promotion Material Submissions by Unit

  • All materials are to be submitted electronically.

  • A preliminary list of those expected to be considered for promotion shall be submitted by December 8, 2018.

  • A casebook template (use is required for all units except Michigan Medicine and the College of Engineering) and instructions for formatting and uploading casebooks and summary memoranda are available at

  • Please upload the casebook as a single PDF file to the Mbox designated for your unit. In addition to the casebooks, the Dean/Director should include a summary memorandum indicating name, current rank, appointment and level of effort for each individual being recommended for promotion and the promotion action. The final summary memo should be uploaded as a separate document in the same Mbox location.

  • Promotion packets will not be acted upon until all required documents are present.

  • For further information, contact Bekah Ashley in UMOR,


January - June 2018

  • Units follow internal process for identifying faculty eligible for promotion on the research scientist track.

August 23, 2018

  • UMOR memo to units with promotion process, dates and instructions.

December 8, 2018

  • Units upload summary list and information on faculty eligible for promotion to Mbox.

February 13, 2019

  • Deadline for uploading complete casebooks to Mbox.

June 1, 2019

  • Outcome of casebook review shared with Units.