rowan university

Tenure and Recontracting

Committee Mission:

The Tenure and Recontracting committee develops procedures ensuring equitable treatment for all faculty/professional staff, screens candidates not under tenure or multi-year contracts, and recommends to the University President those qualified for retention. Members cannot serve concurrently on Departmental Tenure & Recontracting Committee. 

Tenure & Recontracting Chairperson: Rick Dammers (  x4557

Please submit 1 Original Folder. If submitting a Supplemental Folder, only 1 folder is needed.  Candidates no longer must submit 7 hard copy folders.

Submission of Materials:

Tenure and Recontracting packets for the fall cycle are due by 12pm Noon on Thursday, Oct. 1.  For the spring cycle, materials are due by 12pm Noon on Friday, April 1.  Candidates must submit one paper copy and one PDF copy of the folder (and one copy of the supplemental folder). The committee is no longer using Blackboard to collect materials.  Individual department committees should establish their own deadlines in advance of this deadline, ensuring that candidates have at least 24 hours to read and respond to the department committee's recommendation and letter.


T&R Forms:  see current forms at bottom of page



The T&R and Promotion MOAs are also available at the Provost's Website.


Department Tenure Document Archive:

Beginning in Fall 2015, approved Department T&R documents will shortly be posted and archived on the Senate T&R committee website.  Candidates should use the department T&R document from their year of hire.


BE SURE TO READ THE 2014-15 T&R MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT. Click the link below. 

Significant Changes for 2014-15:

As of 2014, three significant changes are as follows:

1) Extension of the pre-tenure period to 6 years as per the changes in the New Jersey Tenure Law. Individuals hired before July 16, 2014 will be granted tenure after 5 consecutive years of service as per N.J.S.A. §18A: 60-8, and individuals hired on or after July 16, 2014 will be granted tenure after 6 consecutive years of service as per N.J.S.A. §18A: 60-16. Therefore, candidates should consult the review cycle and appropriate documentation changes (2.6422, 2.65) appropriate for his/her tenure period. Professional Staff are unaffected by the change in statute.

2) Addition of an external reviewer to the tenure-recontracting portfolio (2.1114, 2.515). Candidates will provide the Chair of the Departmental T&R Committee with 3 names of external reviewers, which will be vetted by the Chair and approved by the Dean or similar designee. These external reviewers should not have conflicts of interest with the candidate.

3) Librarians will now submit their recontracting packets to the Senate Tenure and Recontracting Committee, then to the Associate Provost of Library Information Services, making them in line with other positions

Please note that external reviewers will only be needed for candidates hired after July 14.

As of 2013, materials will be submitted to the University Senate Blackboard "assignments". Access to these submissions will be password restricted and the submissions will be eliminated at the end of the year. In addition, 1 original of each applicant's recontracting materials and a supplemental folder (if used) will need to be submitted to the University Senate Office and, ultimately, to the President's Office.

The processes/procedures for the Faculty and Librarians in the Cooper University Medical School at Rowan (CMSRU) have been addressed in side letters of agreement between Rowan University and AFT 2373 based on the key concepts and procedures presented in this document. Those side letters are attached as appendices.

For additional information and help:

  • Check out a Prezi Presentation of the T&R process, valuable information, and tips for departments and candidates. Click the following link link -   
  • See our presentation 

PDFs (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Microsoft Word Documents