The Ohio State University at Lima


Promotion to Senior Lecturer

Protocol for Promotion to Senior Lecturer:

• Self nominations in consultation with the Associate Dean are accepted.

• Any faculty member, in consultation with the Associate Dean, may nominate a Lecturer for this promotion.

• Nominations must be submitted to the Senior Lecturer Committee (SLC) through the Associate Dean. Nominations can be made at any time.

• Senior Lecturer Committee (SLC) should be composed of:

-- Associate Dean

-- Two Tenure-line Faculty Members (preferably at least one currently serving on the Teaching Effectiveness Committee)

-- One Senior Lecturer (generally, most-recently appointed)

• Notify the Associate Dean’s Assistant of your intention to apply by February 22.

• Completed applications must be received by the Associate Dean by March 1.

• The SLC will evaluate applications. Once the selections are made the materials for those candidates will be sent to the appropriate Columbus department for approval.

• Final decisions will be made during May Session.

Criteria for Promotion from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer:

1. Terminal Degree in the field (generally a PhD or other doctorate, but in some cases MFA) and at least six years of service on the Lima Campus in a full-time position that includes a significant teaching component. The candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching, such as indicated by SEI scores, student discursive evaluations, and teaching awards. The candidate must have at least three peer evaluations of teaching by tenured members of the faculty or emeritus faculty within the last three years. Although not required for Lecturer positions, both scholarship (contributing to professional development) and service (contributing to the campus or community) will be considered as well.

2. Lecturers with a Master’s degree in the field, and at least ten years of service on the Lima Campus in a full-time position that includes a significant teaching component, and with “exceptional contributions to course and/or program development on campus," in addition to demonstrated excellence in teaching, such as indicated by SEI scores, student discursive evaluations, and teaching awards. The candidate must have at least three peer evaluations of teaching by tenured members of the faculty or emeritus faculty within the last three years. Although not required for Lecturer positions, both scholarship (contributing to professional development) and service (contributing to the campus or community) will be considered as well.

3. Promotion to Senior Lecturer would require approval from the appropriate Columbus department.

4. Promotion to Senior Lecturer would include a minimum 5% increase in base compensation for that year. If regular compensation is above 2.5% for that year, then an additional 2.5 % would be added.

Note: Promotion to Senior Lecturer is not meant simply as a reward for longevity in the Lecturer position. Rather, it is recognition for a distinguished body of work in teaching on the Lima Campus.

Application(pdf): Application for Senior Lecturer Ohio State Lima Campus