Faculty Ranks, Appointment & Advancement

Princeton’s research and teaching mission is advanced through visionary scholarship that redefines the bounds of disciplinary knowledge.

Elevating the individual within a culture of collaboration, Princeton is a powerful foundation upon which to build one’s career and family. To continually cultivate Princeton University’s unrivaled community of scholars, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty supports academic departments throughout the appointment and advancement process. We also offer insight and guidance as you plan your next steps with clear details on ranks and University advancement criteria for faculty members.

Promoting Visionary Careers

The appointment and advancement process at Princeton University recognizes the formidable contributions of our faculty not just to teaching and research at the University, but to the ongoing creation of fundamental knowledge and insight of value for its own sake. Here you will find information about traditional pathways within our faculty ranks.