Appointment, Promotion, Leaves & Retirement

Harvard Gate DetailThe Faculty of Arts and Sciences appoints and promotes outstanding faculty who advance the leading edge of knowledge, teach and advise our undergraduates and graduate students, and make myriad contributions to the broader academic community. The FAS also appoints talented researchers who enrich the intellectual life in all our fields.

The FAS has a tenure-track system, where assistant and associate professors who succeed in their tenure review, based on criteria in the FAS Appointment and Promotion Handbook, will receive tenure.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.