Professional Development

Academic Tenure and Promotion Resources

AAA Guidelines for Evaluating Scholarship in the Realm of Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology for Academic Promotion and Tenure
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) recognizes the growing number of anthropologists who identify as practicing, applied, public interest, or engaged anthropologists. Departments of anthropology and their home colleges are thus challenged with documenting and evaluating the scholarly nature of this type of work in faculty promotion and tenure decisions. Accordingly, the AAA offers the following guidelines developed for departmental and college T&P committees for the evaluation of scholarship in the realm of practicing, applied, public interest, and engaged anthropology for consideration in tenure cases and promotion to associate and full professor. Read the full statement here>> 

For more information and to refer to some examples, please click here.

AAA Resource Panel for External Tenure and Promotion Review and External Program Review
The AAA Resource Panel for External Tenure and Promotion Review and External Program Review provides names of individuals available to serve as Academic Program Reviewers for applied, practicing, and publically engaged departments.

AAA Statement on Electronic Publishing
Developed by the Committee on the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing. Learn more > (PDF)

AAA Guidelines for the Evaluation of Ethnographic Visual Media
Developed by the Society for Visual Anthropology. Learn more > (PDF)