Dossier Preparation

Dossiers must be prepared for appointments and promotions to Associate Professor and Professor, as well as tenure awards, and are due in the Office of Faculty Affairs by October 31st of each year. Please note that your department will have an earlier deadline for submission of the dossier for review by your departmental advisory committee, before submission to the Office of Faculty Affairs. 

All dossiers are submitted electronically, using Interfolio Review, Promotion and Tenure®, an electronic submission and routing platform. Department administrators are responsible for providing faculty with information on submission of their dossier through this system. The "Interfolio" tab also provides information regarding the Interfolio Review, Promotion and Tenure® system.



Dossier Compilation Resources

Additional documents which can be useful in compiling a dossier include:



Promotion Criteria Matrix

Presents examples of various levels of accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical activity, scholarship and service.  It is not exclusionary, but is intended to assist faculty, department chairs and promotion committees in matching candidates’ accomplishments to the promotion criteria.

Dossier Preparation GuideProvides important information and examples for preparing promotion and tenure dossiers.
Dossier ChecklistAppointment, promotion and tenure dossier checklist.

Faculty Series Information Sheet

Outlines the three different promotion series that are available to SOM faculty.

CV Abstract Template

Template for faculty to create their CV abstract.

CV Format

Recommendations for faculty CV formatting.
Templates to request external letters for appointment, promotion or tenure.


University of Colorado School of Medicine Information for External Reference Letter Writers


Appointment, promotion and tenure criteria to be included with external reference letter requests.

Tenure Justification Letter Guidelines

Includes guidelines for what elements to include in a tenure justification letter. Note: The tenure justification letter is only needed for new appointments with tenure (not for faculty who are seeking promotion with tenure).

Publication Link Creation Guide

Provides information on how to create links for publications to be included in a dossier.

Promotion Matrix Table Templates


Clinical Activity

Research & Scholarship


Teaching ExcellenceClinical ExcellenceResearch & Scholarship ExcellenceService Excellence
Teaching MeritoriousClinical MeritoriousResearch & Scholarship MeritoriousService Meritorious

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