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9/12/19 - Reminder: Deadlines for research faculty promotion requests

The Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State is reminding university departments to refer to MSU operating policy 56.06 regarding research, extension and clinical faculty positions. University deadlines are listed below, but departments, centers or colleges may issue earlier dates to complete the promotion process in a timely manner.

Research faculty should use the academic faculty form located at and attach relevant supporting documentation. References to tenure should be ignored.

Completed promotion applications are due in departmental or center offices by Oct. 1 for review and recommendations by the departmental or center committee and unit head.

Departmental/Center recommendations must be submitted to the appropriate dean or director by Nov. 15.

Recommendations by deans or directors must be submitted to the vice president for research and economic development by Jan. 15.

Recommendations from the vice president must be submitted to the president by March 8.

Official notifications, in writing, will be sent by the president, or his designated officer, to research faculty no later than April 3, or as soon as possible after that date.

Promotion salary increments are:

* Assistant Research Professor to Associate Research Professor $7,500

* Associate Research Professor to Research Professor $10,000

Please also remember that Research Associate, Research Scientist and Research Engineer promotion requests may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

For questions, contact the Office of Research and Economic Development at 662-325-3570.

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