Promotion and Tenure Committee

Mission Statement

The promotion and tenure committee shall be composed of an odd number of members with two representatives from each of the mission areas within SNR and one or more members to be elected at-large. Faculty at-large shall serve a three-year term and may not succeed himself/herself. No mission area shall have more than two representatives. Five members of this committee must be fully promoted (i.e., rank of full professor or equivalent rank). Five members of this committee must be tenured. All members of this committee must have greater than 0.50 FTE in SNR. The director, associate director, and associate director for conservation and survey cannot serve on the promotion and tenure committee. Elected members shall serve staggered three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms. No individual, whether in a supervisory role or otherwise, shall exert any inappropriate influence on any member of the committee or on its deliberations.

The promotion and tenure committee shall report annually to the director on recommendations for promotion of faculty, granting of tenure, reappointment of faculty, and progress toward tenure and/or promotion. When a faculty member is being evaluated for promotion, that faculty member may identify an SNR faculty member (excluding the director, associate director, associate director for conservation and survey, supervising center director, or any member of the P&T committee) who will meet with the promotion and tenure committee and serve as an advocate for the candidate.

If someone is being considered for a faculty position with tenure, the request for granting f tenure must be presented to the promotion and tenure committee for its ecommendation prior to the offer of tenure to the candidate. This committee shall acilitate post-tenure reviews where appropriate. All recommendations of the promotion nd tenure committee shall be independent of the recommendations of the SNR director. or faculty with less than a 0.50 FTE appointment in the SNR, the promotion and tenure committee shall communicate their evaluations of the faculty member to the home department. The promotion and tenure committee, likewise, has the responsibility to seek input from promotion and tenure committees in departments or units where an SNR faculty member has less than a 0.50 FTE appointment.

"Bylaws;" University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Natural Resources; Adopted: 12/16/2016

Current Members

John Gamon - 307 HARH , EC 0988 ; phone: 402-472-7529; FAX: 402-472.2946; E-mail: jgamon@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2019]

Leon Higley - 127 KEIM , EC 0913 ; phone: 402-560-6684; FAX: 402-486-3901; E-mail: lhigley1@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2019]

Qi (Steve) Hu - 707 HARH , EC 0987 ; phone: 402-472-6642; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: qhu2@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2018]

Lisa Pennisi - 519 HARH , EC 0995 ; phone: 402-472-5875; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: lpennisi2@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2020]

Pat Shea - 102C KCR , EC 0817 ; phone: 402-472-1533; FAX: 402-472-7904; E-mail: pshea1@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2018]

Andy Suyker - 806 HARH , EC 0968 ; phone: 402-472-2168; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: asuyker1@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2020]

Steven Thomas - 403 HARH , EC 0974 ; phone: 402-613-0043; FAX: 402-472-2946; E-mail: sthomas5@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2019]

David Wishart - 931 OLDH , CC 0370 ; phone: 402-472-3576; FAX: n/a; E-mail: dwishart1@unl.edu - [Term Expires: 2018]