Since an award of tenure results in a continuing and permanent appointment without expiration, the University of Connecticut will not grant tenure in the absence of permanent residency. It is the obligation of the faculty member in a tenure track position to pursue permanent resident status in a timely manner. It is important that the faculty member work with the University of Connecticut’s General Counsel to ensure that this is achieved during the probationary period. Faculty members who through no fault of their own are unable to obtain permanent resident status at the time of tenure eligibility and are still authorized to work in the United States will be eligible for continued employment and advancement of rank pursuant to the applicable PTR procedures but will not be eligible for the accompanying award of academic tenure by the Board of Trustees until permanent residency is established.
Updated: November 2012