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Romain Gaume has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. Eighty-five UCF faculty were promoted this week, including 36 who received tenure, contingent upon approval from the Board of Trustees May 2. Among the promotions were another 24 who were named full professors.

“The promotion and tenure process is vital for the success of a great university, particularly a metropolitan research university such as UCF,” says Elizabeth Dooley, interim provost. “A university’s backbone is its faculty, and tenure allows us to attract and retain those of the highest quality to conduct our teaching, research and service missions. These milestones are some of the largest in a faculty member’s academic career. For all of those who recently received a promotion or were granted tenure — congratulations. I am proud of your accomplishments, and wish you the very best for continued success.”

The process for tenure track faculty takes 14 months from initiation to completion. Applicants typically apply for tenure and promotion to associate professor during their sixth year at the assistant professor level.

Written for UCF Today by Gene Kruckemyer