Academic Professional Career Ranks & Advancement

Princeton is more than a place to work. It’s a place to grow your career.

Princeton creates clear pathways for advancement that facilitate opportunities for inspired thinkers who are changing what’s possible in teaching and research. While promotions are primarily managed by your department, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty is invested in your success and is here to serve as both a resource and guide throughout the process, whether you are just getting started here or planning your next step.

Reappointment & Advancement

To create clarity around the many opportunities open to you at Princeton, we maintain detailed information about University ranks and the advancement process. For complete details, visit Rules and Procedures for Professional Researchers and Professional Specialists and Rules and Procedures for Professional Librarians.