Promotion and Tenure Committee - Standing

Current Membership

Craig Allen (Applied Ecology Rep) - 203K KEIM; EC 0953 | phone: 402-472-0421 | E-mail: [Term Expires: 2025]

Matt Andrews (At Large Member | Applied Ecology Rep) - 720 South HARH; EC 0987 | phone: 402-472-8946 | E-mail: [Term Expires: 2025]

Mark Burbach (Environmental Science) - 623 South HARH; EC 0996 | phone: 402-472-8210 | E-mail: [Term Expires: 2026]

Jessica Corman - 503 South HARH; EC 0995 | phone: 402-327-1220 | E-mail: [Term Expires: 2026]

John Gamon (At Large Member | Applied Climate and Spatial Science Rep) - 307 South HARH; EC 0973 | phone: 402-472-7529 | E-mail: [Term Expires: 2026]

Troy Gilmore (Environmental Science Rep) - 603 South HARH; EC 0996 | phone: 402-470-1741 | E-mail: [Term Expires: 2024]

Paul Hanson (Chair, Environmental Science Rep) - 611 South HARH; EC 0996 | phone: 402-472-7762 | E-mail: [Term Expires: 2026]

Sarah Thorell (Administrative Associate (ex officio)) - 909 South HARH; EC 0989 | phone: 402-472-9873 | E-mail:

Bob Zink (At Large Member) - W504 NH; CC 0338 | phone: 612-590-4215 | E-mail: [Term Expires: 2026]

Membership Criteria

The promotion and tenure committee shall be composed of an odd number of members: two elected representatives from each of the program areas and one or more members to be elected at-large. The director and committee chair will determine the number of at-large members. All members shall be elected by the full faculty and serve three-year terms. 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 and associate directors cannot serve on the promotion and tenure committee. 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 directors, 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 of tenure must be presented to the promotion and tenure committee for its recommendation prior to the offer of tenure to the candidate. This committee shall facilitate post-tenure reviews where appropriate. All recommendations of the promotion and tenure committee shall be independent of the recommendations of the SNR director. For 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 6/1/2023